“Nuclear industry touts safety of new reactors in Finland in shadow of Japan crisis” via The Washington Post

OLKILUOTO, Finland — Halfway around the globe from Japan’s atomic emergency, engineers building a cutting-edge nuclear reactor along Finland’s icy shores insist the same crisis could never happen here.

And that’s not only because Finland is seismically stable.

The 1,600-megawatt European Pressurized Reactor projected to come online in 2013 in Olkiluoto, 195 miles (315 kilometers) northwest of Helsinki, is the first of its kind expected to begin operating after the Japanese disaster.

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