Nuclear power in Finland

Olkiluoto - Brrrr, cold out here! In the middele of March, this small island on the remote west coast of Finland is still covered under a thick layer of snow. 

 

Olkiluoto was supposed to become the symbol of the ´revival´ of nuclear power in Europe - but so far, it`s doesn´t really work that well yet.

 

The new (third) EPR reactor which is currently being built on this island by AREVA-Siemens should have been on the electricity grid for years already, but the delay is enormous, and so are the unforeseen costs - billions and billions more than planned.

 

Still, according to spokesperson Käthe Sarparanta, OL3 will be delivering electricity in the second part of 2013. Let`s see if this will really happen.

 

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