The aim of dam safety measures is to prevent any dam-related accidents i.e. to prevent dams from collapsing. According to the legislation and codes on dam safety, the owners of the dams are responsible for their safety. The Regional Environment Centres control dam safety, apart from rescue services. The Finnish Environment Institute has the task of developing dam safety and issuing expert statements.
There are nearly 500 dams in Finland within the scope of the dam safety law. Safety plans have to be made for those dams, where an accident could cause a death or health hazard or a significant danger to environment or property.
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