PYHÄJOKI, Finland – Pyhäjoki is a small, quiet municipality of 3,500 residents on a flat stretch of vast Finnish countryside looking more like Kansas or Minnesota. All this it’s all about to change.

Finnish nuclear power company Fennovoima, with the help of Russia’s Rosatom, plans to build a nuclear power plant at Hanhikivi near Pyhäjoki. The plant construction will start in 2018 and it will be operational in 2024.

“We’re relying quite a lot on imported electricity. But you can imagine – w...


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