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Radiation is controlled in the Baltic Sea area through international cooperation

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The radiation and nuclear safety authorities, police and rescue authorities responsible for radiation and nuclear safety issues and representatives of various ministries will meet at STUK on 22–23 November to discuss preparations for threats posed by radiation or nuclear materials in the Baltic Sea area.

In addition to Finland, officials and experts from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany and Poland will participate in a workshop organised jointly by the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority and the Ministry of the Interior. Representatives of the Ukrainian radiation safety authority will also be present to share their experiences in preparing for radiological threats during the war.

The first national radiation measurement strategy in Finland, completed last summer, will be presented at the workshop. The aim of the strategy is to ensure that Finland is prepared for managing various radiation hazard situations and to improve the readiness for radiation measurements further.

According to Pia Keski-Jaskari, Director of the Environmental Radiation Surveillance department of the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, national strategies are necessary. Radiation situations do not respect the borders of countries. In the Baltic Sea area, preparing for radiation situations and dealing with possible hazard situations also requires smooth cooperation between different countries and knowledge of the strategies and activities of other countries.

“This workshop is one example of such cooperation aimed at a common understanding and smooth operation,” says Director Pia Keski-Jaskari. However, she points out that similar international cooperation is constantly taking place in a number of different forums.

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Säteilyturvakeskus (STUK) on säteily- ja ydinturvallisuutta valvova viranomainen. Tehtävämme on ihmisten, yhteiskunnan, ympäristön ja tulevien sukupolvien suojelu säteilyn haitallisilta vaikutuksilta. STUKissa oli vuoden 2022 alussa yhteensä 336 työntekijää.

Strålsäkerhetscentralen (STUK) är en myndighet som övervakar strål- och kärnsäkerheten. Vårt uppdrag är att skydda människorna, samhället, miljön och de framtida generationerna för strålningens skadliga konsekvenser. I början av 2022 hade STUK sammanlagt 336 anställda.

Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) supervises radiation and nuclear safety in Finland. Our mission is to protect people, society, the environment and future generations from the detrimental effects of radiation. At the beginning of 2022 STUK had 336 employees.

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