Australian news, and some related international items

Nuclear lobby’s poster boy “New Generation” reactor has more troubles

Completion of Finnish pressurized nuclear reactor now delayed by 5 years until 2014 Washington Post, By Associated Press,  October 12 HELSINKI — Finnish utility TVO says the completion of the country’s fifth nuclear reactor will be further delayed and the company does not expect it to go online until 2014.

TVO says the Areva-Siemens consortium responsible for its construction has informed it of delays in the development of the plant’s instrumentation and control system. Also, piping and electrical installation have taken longer than estimated.

Wednesday’s announcement means the sixth delay at Olkiluoto 3 site, plagued by faulty materials and planning problems since construction began in 2005. The plant was to be online by 2009.

The 1,600-megawatt reactor plant was to be the continent’s first European Pressurized Reactor, planned to eventually replace aging reactors worldwide…

October 13, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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