Environmental impacts of nuclear power

The Loviisa nuclear power plant observes Fortum's sustainability policy in all its operations as well as the safety and environmental principles based on it, with an emphasis on the requirements related to the use of nuclear energy. In the operations of the Loviisa nuclear power plant, this means:

  • systematically identify and estimate the effects of the nuclear power plant on nuclear, radiation and work safety and environment

  • guide development work through action programs, with continuous improvement as goal

  • perform well-timed correcting actions, using up-to-date technology and know-how

  • work in close co-operation with interest groups in development and communication on environment and work safety

  • motivate the personnel to participate in maintaining and developing work safety and environmental systems

  • take care of the personnel's well-being by preventive actions

Environmental standard in use

The goal of Loviisa power plant is to cause as little environmental impact as possible by operating responsibly. The environmental work of the Loviisa power plant is guided by the environmental standard ISO 14001. The system covers all operations by the Loviisa power plant and its contractors who work at the island of Hästholmen.