Comments accepted on the EIA programme of Olkiluoto plant units until 25 March
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has sent for comments an environmental impact assessment programme (EIA programme) concerning the continued operation of Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) Olkiluoto 1 and Olkiluoto 2 nuclear power plant units in Eurajoki. TVO submitted the EIA programme to the Ministry in January. The deadline for submitting comments is 25 March 2024.
Comments and opinions on the EIA programme can be submitted on the Lausuntopalvelu.fi website or directly to the ministry’s registry. A public event will also be organised concerning the project at the Olkiluoto visitor centre in Eurajoki on 6 February.
The EIA programme assesses the continuation of the use of Olkiluoto 1 and Olkiluoto 2 plant units until 2048 or 2058. In addition to extending the service life, increasing the thermal output of units from the current 2,500 megawatts to 2,750 megawatts is an alternative.
The plant units were put into service in 1978 (Olkiluoto 1) and 1980 (Olkiluoto 2). The service life originally planned for the units was 40 years, but it was extended in 2018 with a user licence granted by the Government until 2038.
Comments accepted until 25 March
Comments and opinions on the EIA programme can be submitted between 23 January and 25 March 2024. Submit your comments on the public consultation website Lausuntopalvelu. You do not need to send your comments to the Ministry again by email or post. To submit your comments, please register and sign in to the lausuntopalvelu.fi website. All opinions received are public and will be published on the website. Please include reference number VN/1026/2024 in your comment.
If you cannot submit comments online, you may send them by email to the registry of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment at kirjaamo.tem(at)gov.fi, or by post to Registry of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, PO Box 32, FI-00023 GOVERNMENT. The visiting address of the Registry is Ritarikatu 2 B, 00170 Helsinki and its phone numbers are +358 295 060 660 and +358 50 421 1660.
The comments and opinions will be published on the website of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.
Public event on the EIA programme in Eurajoki on 6 February
A public event concerning the matter will be held at the Olkiluoto visitor centre in Eurajoki on Tuesday 6 February 2024 at 17.30–19.30. During the event, those interested will have an opportunity to receive information about the project and its environmental impact assessment.
More information about participating in the event remotely and other practical arrangements will soon be available on the Ministry’s website at https://tem.fi/en/olkiluoto-ol1-ja-ol2-eia-programme and on Teollisuuden Voima Oyj’s website at www.tvo.fi/yva.
Hanna-Mari Kyllönen, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 295 047 089
Juho Korteniemi, Senior Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 295 047 054