Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Finland's Three Nuclear Power Plants Must Be Permitted: Finance Minister

Jyrki Katainen, Finland's finance minister, said that he wants three new nuclear power stations to be constructed in Finland, Finnish News Agency STT reported. Katainen said that all three applications recently submitted to construct nuclear plants must be permitted as the country's industry needs additional energy. By 2009, the government will decide on permissions for constructing new nuclear plants.
"I do not know why the number of new nuclear power plant should be consciously minimised. If we do not want to export nuclear produced electricity abroad, we can put restrictions on this," Katainen said.
The three pending nuclear power station permit applications were applied by Fennovoima, Fortum and Teollisuuden Voima Oyj.

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