Radiation in the environment – scientific achievements and challenges for the society 16-17 April 2018 Unioninkadun juhlahuoneisto, Helsinki

Radiation in the environment – scientific achievements and challenges for the society

16-17 April 2018

The symposium will bring together scientists working in the broad field of environmental radioactivity, in particular among the Consortium of Radiation Safety Research (Cores, see www.cores.fi ), as well as stakeholders and end-users of the research. The symposium will honor the long and esteemed career of Prof. Jukka Lehto in radiochemistry.

The topics for the symposium cover analytical radiochemistry and various aspects of environmental radiation and radioecological research, ranging from radioactive fallout and deposition of nuclear waste to naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) and radon, modelling of transfer of radioactive substances in the environment as well as the effects of environmental radiation exposure on man and the biota.

Late registration (without presentation):

There is no registration fee but registrations are required by 28 March, 2018 via the link: Late registration

In case you have already registered on the first call, no additional registration for the symposium is needed.

In connection of the symposium, a Symposium Banquet and the 50th anniversary of Finnish Radiochemists society will be held on Monday 16th of April 6 p.m. in Unioninkadun juhlahuoneisto, Unioninkatu 33, Helsinki. Registration for the banquet is required by 28 March, 2018 via the link: Banquet registration

The fee for the Banquet is 40 eur and is paid via bank transfer on account FI75 1494 3500 0203 96 (Radiokemistit ry) by 28 March, 2018. Please add on the payment notification your name, institution and text “Banquet 2018”. For more information contact: merja.lusa@helsinki.fi


The proceedings of the symposium will be published in STUK-A Report series. Extended abstracts (4-6 A4 pages) of oral presentations and posters should be submitted by 30 March 2018 to sisko.salomaa@stuk.fi.


Monday 16 April:


Symposiu sessions 1-3

Tuesday 17 April:


Symposium sessions 4-5


Aro, Lasse et al.: Natural Resources Institute Finland; Radioactivity on peatlands of various uses and development stages

Bomberg, Malin et al.: VTT; Deep subsurface life in the Olkiluoto radioactive waste repository environment

Holmgren, Olli et al.:  STUK- Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, Radon concentrations in Finnish houses built in 2013 – 2015

Hölttä, Pirkko et al.: University of Helsinki, Muddusjärvi field course

Kangasniemi, Ville et al.: EnviroCase, Ltd., On conceptual and modelling uncertainties in biota dose assessments of releases from nuclear waste repositories and other nuclear facilities

Knuutinen, Jenna et al.: University of Helsinki, Uptake of Nickel in boreal heterotrophic Pseudomonas and Burkholderia strains

Lahdenperä, Anne-Maj et al.: A-insinöörit, In situ Kd values at the Olkiluoto Island and in the Reference area

Majlesi, Soroush et al. University of Eastern Finland: Fate of Radionuclide 14C In Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Continuum: Uptake of Soil 14C Into Plants

Salomaa, Sisko et al.: University of Eastern Finland, European joint programming for radiation protection research

Seppälä, Anniina Marja et al.: VTT, Molecular modelling approach to the separation of rare earth elements using phyllosilicates

Turtiainen, Tuukka et al.: STUK- Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, What is the optimum season and length for radon measurement in Finnish homes

Vaaramaa, Kaisa et al.: STUK- Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, C-14 content in vegetation in Finland

Symposium venue: Unioninkadun Juhlahuoneistot, Street address: Unioninkatu 33, Helsinki