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Olkiluoto is the location of one of two operating nuclear power plants in Finland. It is situated on the Western coast of Finland, some 250 kilometers northwest of Helsinki. Also on the site of the NPP is a final disposal site for low and medium level radioactive waste. The Finnish final repository for high level radioactive waste is proposed to be at this location, too.[1] The operator of the Olkiluoto NPP is Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO).

Olkiluoto is an island only separated by a narrow stretch of water from the mainland, connected by a bridge.[10] It is owned by the nuclear industry. Olkiluoto is part of the municipality of Eurajoki, while the next town, Rauma, is part of another municipality[24], located only some 25 kilometers south of the nuclear power plant[10].

Nowadays, the uranium for the Olkiluoto units is supplied under long-term contracts, mainly from Canada and Australia. It is enriched in Russia and the EU. Fuel assemblies delivered to Olkiluoto are made in Germany, Spain and Sweden.[13] The capacities of units 1 and 2 were first increased by 18.3 percent in 1998 to 840 MW each, and reached 860 MW each after another upgrading on June 1st, 2006[25]. The current nominal power level of both units is 880 MW as of 2013[2][5].

The construction of the Olkiluoto-3 reactor by AREVA and Siemens is five years behind schedule and almost 100% above the original budget.[26]

Between 1977 and 2008 a total of 94 incidents of the level INES-1 and a total of 7 incidents of the level INES-2 (INES = International Nuclear Event Scale) had been registered by the Finnish authorities for all nuclear facilities in the country[16]. The published data does not provide detailed information about the accidents and the reactors where they occured.


Critics

  • Greenpeace
Iso Roobertinkatu 20-22 A, FIN-00120 Helsinki, Finland
phone: +358 9 622 922 00, +358 9 698 6317
fax: +358 9 622 922 22, email: info.nordic AT greenpeace.org[27]
http://www.greenpeace.org/finland/
  • Olkiluoto Blockade
phone: +358 40 4437119, +358 40 4619154
email: olkiluotoblockade AT riseup.net[27]
http://olkiluotoblockade2012.wordpress.com/english/


Links


  1. 1.0 1.1 http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Olkiluoto_Nuclear_Power_Plant&oldid=353868219 - April 18, 2010
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.iaea.org/PRIS/CountryStatistics/ReactorDetails.aspx?current=159 as at February 8, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 earlier data: 860 MW, probably due to upgrading. See:
    http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kernkraftwerk_Olkiluoto&oldid=103804731 as at June 8, 2012
    http://www.tvo.fi/www/page/ol1andol2/ - December 10, 2010
  4. http://www.stuk.fi/ydinturvallisuus/ydinvoimalaitokset/olkiluoto/en_GB/olkiluoto_tekniset
  5. 5.0 5.1 http://www.iaea.org/PRIS/CountryStatistics/ReactorDetails.aspx?current=160 as at February 8, 2014
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 http://www.iaea.org/PRIS/CountryStatistics/ReactorDetails.aspx?current=860 as at September 25, 2012
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 lecture of Tapio Litmanen, University of Jyväskylä: http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/images/7/70/Case_Pyhajoki_presentation_Finnish_Exceptionalism.pdf as at August 8, 2013
  8. 8.0 8.1 http://www.tvo.fi/www/page/2855/ - December 10, 2010
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 http://www.iaea.org/PRIS/CountryStatistics/ReactorDetails.aspx?current=159 as at September 25, 2012
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Olkiluoto&oldid=68707517 as at April 18, 2010
  11. 11.0 11.1 Nuclear Power Reactors in the World 2012 Edition; IAEA-RDS-2/32 (ISBN:978-92-0-132310-1); 2012; Responsible Officer/Officers: Mr Jiri Mandula, NENP. http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Publications/PDF/RDS2-32_web.pdf as at September 25, 2012
  12. 12.0 12.1 http://www.iaea.org/PRIS/CountryStatistics/ReactorDetails.aspx?current=160 as at September 25, 2012
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 http://www.tem.fi/files/21275/38981_TEM_Nuclear_Energy_in_Finland_LR.pdf
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 http://www.tem.fi/files/18506/YVA_selostusraportti_EN_Secured.pdf - December 11, 2010
  15. 15.0 15.1 http://www.stuk.fi/ydinturvallisuus/ydinjatteet/ydinjate/en_GB/ydinjate/_files/12222632510021180/default/fin_country_profile.pdf - December 11, 2010
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 http://www.stuk.fi/ydinturvallisuus/ydinvoimalaitokset/vakavuusasteikko/en_GB/suomentapahtumat/
  17. http://www.iaea.org/PRIS/CountryStatistics/ReactorDetails.aspx?current=160 as at September 25, 2012
    other source says: 1975/08/28 (TVO: Pocket Guide 2010; Eura Print Oy, 2010)
  18. 18.0 18.1 composition by Bernd Ebeling, http://contratom.de as at August 29, 2012
    source: World Nuclear Industrial Status Report 2012, Schneider, M. et al.; Nuclear Power Reactors in the World, IAEA, Vienna, 2008
  19. "start of operation" means here the "First Criticality Date" (see: http://www.iaea.org/PRIS/Glossary.aspx)
  20. http://flexrisk.boku.ac.at/en/sites/olki/index.html as at February 8, 2014
    other source said: 2019/09/14 (http://www.contratom.de/2.0/index.php?mod=standort&id=194 - December 10, 2010)
  21. http://flexrisk.boku.ac.at/en/sites/olki/index.html as at February 8, 2014
    other source said: 2022/07/14 (http://www.contratom.de/2.0/index.php?mod=standort&id=506 - December 10, 2010)
  22. in contradiction with EBELING 2012 speaking about 2014: composition by Bernd Ebeling, http://contratom.de as at August 29, 2012
    source: World Nuclear Industrial Status Report 2012, Schneider, M. et al.; Nuclear Power Reactors in the World, IAEA, Vienna, 2008
  23. in contradiction with EBELING 2012 speaking about 2020: composition by Bernd Ebeling, http://contratom.de as at August 29, 2012
    source: World Nuclear Industrial Status Report 2012, Schneider, M. et al.; Nuclear Power Reactors in the World, IAEA, Vienna, 2008
  24. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rauma,_Finland&oldid=577756852 as at October 20, 2013
  25. TVO: Pocket Guide 2010; Eura Print Oy, 2010
  26. http://www.contratom.de/2011/10/12/epr-verzogert-sich-weiter/ as at June 8, 2012
  27. For protection against automatical email address robots searching for addresses to send spam to them this email address has been made unreadable for them. To get a correct mail address you have to displace "AT" by the @-symbol.

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