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Hanhikivi / Local Support For Project On The Rise, Says Fennovoima

By Kamen Kraev
18 December 2019

Local Support For Project On The Rise, Says Fennovoima
A computer generated image of the Hanhikivi nuclear station in Finland. Courtesy Fennovoima.
Local support for the Hanhikivi-1 nuclear power plant project in Finland has increased by 3.8 percentage points since December 2018, according to a telephone survey of 855 people.

Project owner Fennovoima said 76.5 % of residents in Pyhäjoki, northern Finland, support the plant, which is scheduled to begin commercial operation in 2028.

When surrounding municipalities were also taken into account, 71.1% of residents were in favour of the project, an increase of 3.9 percentage points over a similar survey last year.

Hanhkivi-1 will be a 1,200-MW VVER pressurised water reactor. The reference plant for the unit is Leningrad 2 in Sosnovy Bor, Russia.

Fennovoima said the increased support is an indication that the impact of the project on the local economies is becoming more visible.

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