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European Union should join ban treaty via Beyond Nuclear

Europe would face the greatest level of destruction in the event of a nuclear conflict By Erkki Tuomioja In July 2017, an overwhelming majority of the UN General Assembly adopted a landmark global agreement to ban nuclear weapons, known as … Continue reading

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Olkiluoto 3 reactor delayed yet again, now 12 years behind schedule via Yle

Finland’s fifth nuclear reactor will not begin regular operations before 2021, rather than 2009 as originally planned. The startup date for the Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) nuclear reactor on Finland’s southwest coast has been pushed back again. Plant owner Teollisuuden Voima … Continue reading

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Finland opens inquiry in Olkiluoto nuclear plant as the Areva scandal unfolds via New Europe

An investigation is taking place on the safety of the third reactor of the Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant in Eurajoki, Western Finland. That follows the unraveling of the Areva SA scandal extending across Europe and perhaps beyond. An international investigation … Continue reading

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Finland’s new nuclear project piques South Australia’s interest as state considers waste storage via abc news

In the small town of Eurajoki on Finland’s west coast, a passionate practice ice hockey match is underway. The rink is one of the most popular facilities in town and it was partly funded by the nuclear industry. “Most people … Continue reading

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Finnish Nuclear Power Plant Reactor Shut Down After Radioactive Leak via Sputnik

According to nuclear power company Teollisuuden Voima, one of the reactors at the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant in western Finland was shut down on Friday due to a minor leakage. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – One of the reactors at the Olkiluoto nuclear power … Continue reading

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Fennovoima still looking for final nuclear waste disposal site via YLE

The nuclear waste management company Posiva has remained steadfast in its refusal to allow waste from the planned Fennovoima nuclear power plant to be stored in its Onkalo disposal site in south-western Finland. The company had indicated that it would … Continue reading

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Russians flee Chernobyl-style plant over fears of radioactive leak via Express

The panic followed the emergence of pictures showing a cloud of vapour pouring from Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant, some 50 miles from St Petersburg. The authorities insisted that the was no radioactive leakage after a “defect” which caused a steam … Continue reading

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Finland approves underground nuclear waste storage plan via Reuters

Finland has become the first country in the world to give a construction license for a permanent underground nuclear waste repository, the center-right government said on Thursday. It approved Posiva Oy’s plan to construct a spent nuclear fuel encapsulation plant … Continue reading

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E.ON, Fortum to discuss shutdown of two Swedish nuclear reactors via Reuters

Shareholders of Sweden’s Oskarshamn nuclear power plant, Germany’s E.ON and Finland’s Fortum, will meet on Oct. 14 to discuss decommissioning plans for two reactors, plant operator OKG said on Wednesday. The shareholders are to discuss whether to keep Oskarshamn-2 nuclear … Continue reading

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Former PM Naoto Kan says nuclear power makes little economic sense, must end via The Japan Times

[…] “I’m absolutely sure that there will no longer be nuclear power by the end of this century. This is because it doesn’t make sense economically, and enough energy can be provided without it,” Kan said in a lecture to … Continue reading

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