Hoax message about "Finnish nuclear accident" spreading like wildfire in e-mail

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A hoax message passed via e-mail is doing the rounds of the Internet, claiming that a nuclear accident has taken place in the Mikkeli region of Finland. There is no nuclear facility near Mikkeli.

The spam mail is made particularly confusing as it is written in Finnish - though as with all the previous Englsh-language spam out there, the language skills of the author leave something to be desired.

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Finnish nuclear revival not seen in other Nordics

Friday, February 1, 2008

HELSINKI, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Finland is pressing ahead with a new atomic power station and Swedes have abandoned some of their deep-seated opposition to nuclear energy but other Scandinavian countries are unlikely to resort to it.

While governments worldwide have increasingly been looking to nuclear energy to reduce carbon emissions, Norway is set to rely on its abundant hydro-electric power and Denmark, a big emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2), is expected to keep burning fossil fuels.

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Power failure: What Britain should learn from Finland's nuclear saga

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

It was hailed as the template for all future reactors – but then they tried to build it.

The island of Olkiluoto, off Finland's west coast, seems like the perfect picture of Nordic serenity. Surrounded by the still, idyllic waters of the Gulf of Bothnia, it looks like an ideal spot for a peaceful retreat away from it all. Anyone wanting to visit the island has to travel down a long, lonely road, hugged tightly on each side by a thick forest of spruce and birch, and avoid the many elk that roam freely.

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Nuclear power won't cure climate change: Finnish PM

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:34pm GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Building more nuclear power plants to reduce global warming emissions is not the way to fight global climate change, Finland's prime minister said on Monday.

Many energy experts say one key to cutting back carbon dioxide emissions that heat the Earth's atmosphere would be to rely more on nuclear power to generate electricity instead of coal-fired plants

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Olkiluoto-3 completion targeted for summer 2011

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Olkiluoto-3 will be completed in "summer 2011," Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oy said. TVO said the Areva-Siemens consortium, which had previously targeted 2011 after a two-year delay on the original
schedule, had informed it December 28 of the summer target.

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Finnish reactor back online after forced shutdowns

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:52am EST

HELSINKI, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Finnish utility TVO said on Sunday it had restarted the Olkiluoto 2 nuclear reactor after two separate malfunctions forced shutdowns over the weekend.

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Finnish reactor delays slow nuclear renaissance

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

By Sami Torma
HELSINKI, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Finland is pressing ahead with construction of its fifth nuclear reactor but the plant has faced long delays and seems unlikely to herald a quick revival of Europe's atomic industry.

Construction of the reactor -- one of only two major atomic projects underway in largely nuclear-sceptical Western Europe -- was originally scheduled to start in 2009 but construction delays and rising costs have now pushed that back to 2011.

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EDF nuclear power plant construction faces legal challenge

Friday, December 7, 2007

December 04, 2007: 05:55 AM EST

PARIS, Dec. 4, 2007 (Thomson Financial) -- French anti-nuclear group Sortir du Nucleaire said it has mounted a legal challenge to the construction of EDF's Flamanville nuclear reactor and hopes to get work stopped.

EDF said the construction of the 1,650 megawatts EPR European pressurised water reactor, to be supplied by Areva, has started following ground preparation at the site.

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Areva Seeks Uranium Mining Permit in Lapland

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Image: YLE

The French-owned company Areva Resources Finland Ltd has applied for a claim to mine uranium in the municipality of Ylitornio (and Rovaniemi) in south-western Lapland Province.

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Radioactive Nimby: No One Wants Nuclear Waste

Friday, November 16, 2007

SWEEPING his hand across the surface of a warm cask heated by some of the most radioactive material on earth, Walter Heep says he is confident that the contents can be kept safely and securely aboveground for the next few decades.

Asked what might happen beyond that time frame — particularly if Swiss voters continue to reject proposals to bury nuclear waste permanently at a deep underground site — Mr. Heep is blunt about the problems that a lack of such a site will present for the future of the nuclear industry in Switzerland.

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