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Finland's Rational Approach to Nuclear Power

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Publication Date: March 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Jack Spencer

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: Energy (Nuclear power)

Keywords: Energy and environment; Nuclear energy; Yucca Mountain; Olkiluoto 3

Type: Report


The U.S. should learn from Finland that nuclear power can be important in reconciling the desire to reduce pollution with the need to remain economically competitive, recognize the role that nuclear power can play in meeting America's energy requirements, and follow the Finnish example of how to move from talking about nuclear power to actually building nuclear power plants.