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To the best of my knowledge the Finnish EPR Olkiluoto3 project dates to 1997. If a cornerstone was laid in 2005 that's fine with me.

It's interesting to note that Finland's European Pressurized Reactor is a joint French-German project (Framatone-Siemens) with the participation of some 26 nations. The water-cooling system is Italian. Some 60 companies, mostly foreign, are lined up to buy the energy produced.

So despite local political choices, Europe has certainly not abandoned nuclear power. In fact the Council of Economic Cooperation which unites some 100 companies of the "Latin" members of the UE strongly reccomends it.

by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Sun Feb 25th, 2007 at 06:11:48 AM EST
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Every single power option, from natural gas plants, to coal plants, to nuclear plants is subject to debate.   To assert that this is only true in the nuclear case is exceptionalism.

The actual construction started in 2005, and is now 2 years under way.


I am happy that all of Europe is participating in the construction of this plant.   This bodes well for the future of Europe.

by NNadir on Sun Feb 25th, 2007 at 03:07:46 PM EST
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Thanks for the link.
by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Sun Feb 25th, 2007 at 05:00:03 PM EST
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