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Fennovoima the last hurrah for nuclear industry in Finland

Regional daily: PM Sipilä says Fennovoima could be Finland’s last nuclear project http://yle.fi/uutiset/regional_daily

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä says it’s unlikely that his government will approve any new nuclear power plants after the Fennovoima project, reports the regional daily Keskisuomalainen. In an interview with Keskisuomalainen, Prime Minister Juha Sipilä stated that the Fennovoima project could be Finland’s last nuclear power plant. However Sipilä stressed that no firm decisions had been made on the issue.

Sipilä said that it seemed unlikely that any new proposals for nuclear power plants would come up for consideration during the current government’s term in office.

Sipilä added that during government formation talks he had conducted a straw poll among prospective coalition partners. It was on this basis that he said it was “very unlikely that anything further would happen on this front.”

“There are no applications or any discussions ongoing about nuclear power permits,” Sipilä remarked.

Sipilä’s government programme has made no mention of nuclear power; rather, it has highlighted the possibilities of the bio-energy sector……..http://yle.fi/uutiset/regional_daily_pm_sipila_says_fennovoima_could_be_finlands_last_nuclear_project/8206696

August 7, 2015 - Posted by | Finland, politics

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