Finland should approve all three nuclear power stations -Ex-PM

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The former Finnish prime minister Paavo Lipponen (soc dem) said at an energy seminar Thursday that Finland should greenlight all three nuclear power stations planned by utilities in order to bolster the country's energy security.

He added Finland should simultaneously boost spending on energy research and development and investments.

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Russian Company Retains Contract to Supply Nuclear Fuel to Slovakia

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Bratislava, 16 July: Russian open joint-stock company TVEL has maintained its position in Slovakia, having won the tender for the supply of nuclear fuel for five power-generating units of the local Mochovce and Bohunice nuclear power plants until 2015, management company Slovenskie Elektrarne has reported.

These plants were built to Russian design and equipped with VVER-440 reactors.

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Minor fault shuts down generator at Finnish nuclear power plant

Thursday, September 13, 2007

HELSINKI, Finland: Plant officials shut down a nuclear reactor in southern Finland Thursday, after a faulty turbine caused a generator to lose power, but no radiation leak or other damage was reported, officials said.

The 250-megawatt generator, at the Loviisa plant, 90 kilometers (55 miles) east of Helsinki, was shut down but the other 250-megwatt unit was running normally, operations manager Markku Tiitinen said.

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