[Machine Translation] In Finland, the world’s first radioactive waste cemetery. At the edge of the Baltic, a stone’s throw from the EPR construction site, the Onkalo nuclear landfill does not cause any protests. Apart from the safety gate at the entrance to the platform and the trucks parked in front of a large yellow and green sheet metal building, nothing betrays the presence of the Onkalo site (“the cave”, in Finnish). However, it is here, on the edge of the Baltic Sea, a stone’s throw from the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant, where the French Areva painstakingly finishes the construction of its EPR reactor, that Finland has decided to bury, eternity, its most radioactive waste. They must remain buried there for at least a hundred thousand years, until they finally become harmless.
Le Monde 27th Dec 2017 read more »
Plagued by Faulty Materials, Industry Upheaval, Finnish EPR Nuclear Unit Steers Toward Completion. Olkiluoto 3, a much delayed first-of-its-kind EPR nuclear plant project under construction in Finland, has begun hot functional tests and should begin generating electricity in May 2019, according to Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO).
Power Mag 27th Dec 2017 read more »