Sunday, 19 October 2008

Weekend of resistance to nuclear power in Finland

A weekend of resistance to nuclear power is currently underway in Finland, the country where the world's first "European Pressurised Reactor" , or EPR, is under construction.
The EPR is the latest reactor design of French (virtually) state-owned corporation Areva and is the technology that 85% French state-owned EDF wants to bring to Britain, despite the fact that to date not a single one of these reactors has been successfully completed anywhere in the world. The EPR has been plagued by safety problems, delays and spiralling costs at both the existing construction sites, at Olkiluoto in Finland and Flamanville in Normandy, France.

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