Processing of Fennovoima Oy’s Decision-in-Principle application in 2010

In January 2009, Fennovoima Oy submitted an application to the Government for a Decision-in-Principle (DiP) on the construction of a nuclear power plant in Pyhäjoki, Ruotsinpyhtää or Simo. In December 2009, Fennovoima amended its DiP application by excluding Ruotsinpyhtää from the site alternatives. The Government made a Decision-in-Principle on the application in May 2010. The Parliament ratified the Decision-in-Principle in July 2010.

As the coordinating authority, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE) provided a statement in February 2009, requiring Fennovoima to submit additional information on the environmental impact of its nuclear power project. The additional information was required under section 24(1) of the Nuclear Energy Decree (161/1988). Fennovoima provided the information in April 2009 and October 2009.

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