Finnish utility Fortum has begun the environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedure for the operation of the two Loviisa nuclear units beyond their current licences. The two-stage process will take about 18 months to complete.
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Ten percent of Finland’s electricity is produced in Loviisa and 600 people work at the nuclear power plant. In the next few years, Fortum must decide to either close down the power plant in Hästholmen in Lovisa or apply for a continued permit, reports Yle Uutiset. The energy company Fortum is now beginning an environmental impact assessment regarding the Loviisa nuclear power plant. This is done in order to be able to decide whether the nuclear power plant will continue as before, cease or be closed down and at the same time become a final disposal for radioactive substances. It would also involve the storage of radioactive waste from elsewhere in Finland. The current two reactors at the Loviisa nuclear power plant may not be used after 2027 and 2030, respectively. Within the next few years, Fortum must request permission from the Prime Minister to either continue or close down operations on Hästholmen in Lovisa.
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