New safety violations revealed in Olkiluoto 3

Multimedia | 12 August, 2008

The French nuclear company Areva is building a prototype European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) in Olkiluoto, Finland. Greenpeace has revealed new violations in the project, some of which the Finnish authorities have failed to detect or address. They show that wholesale neglect of basic construction standards and nuclear safety by Areva and its main subcontractor, the French Bouygues, has gone on for years.