7th International Conference on Geological Repositories - Empowering Progress in Development of Deep Geological Repositories


Jaakko Leino

STUK, Finland



Mr. Jaakko Leino works as director in the Nuclear Waste Regulation and Safeguards department at Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK). Jaakko Leino has over 13 years of experience in STUK and he has been closely involved in the licensing process of the Olkiluoto spent nuclear fuel encapsulation and disposal facility and in regulatory oversight of nuclear waste facilities, design, post-closure safety, construction and operation in Finland. Previously he has worked as a head of the Nuclear Waste Safety Assessment Section at STUK’s department of Nuclear Waste and Material Regulation. His education is Master of Science in material chemistry and metallurgy. He has been involved in NEA’s committees eg. RWMC, RF Bureau, IGSC. He has been also involved in IAEA’s development work for safety standards as a member state representative in the area of the safety of radioactive waste (WASSC).