NEAR THE OLKILUOTO NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, Finland – Andrei Ozharovsky, a nuclear physicist and a Bellona expert who writes regularly for Bellona’s Russian website was detained by the Finnish police on August 20 together with 50 other participants of a peaceful demonstration rallying against nuclear energy 13 kilometres from Finland’s Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant (NPP). Bellona, 23/08-2011 – Translated by Maria KaminskayaOver 200 people were taking part in a range of anti-nuclear protest actions held on August 20 in Finland, including a blockade of an access road to the Olkiluoto site. The participants included representatives of ten ecological organisations from various countries, including several international ones: France’s Sortir du Nucleaire, Friends of the Earth Finland and Friends of the Earth Sweden, Priroda i Molodyozh (Nature and Youth) from Murmansk, Russia, the Belarusian Anti-Nuclear Campaign, and Finland’s Women Against Nuclear Power, the No More Nuclear Power movement, and the youth organisation For Nature Conservation. Two Russian citizens also arrived to participate in the protests.
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