Early November, five environmental and peace groups asked attention for a host of problems that is currently facing the nuclear energy policy of Finland.
Women against Nuclear Power and Women for Peace from Finland, Nuclear-free Gulf of Botnia and the Peoples’ Movement Against Nuclear Power And Weapons from Sweden together with the Public Council of the South Coast of the Gulf of Finland, Sosnovy Bor, Leningrad Oblast of NTW member Oleg Bodrov from Russia started a petition that highlights among others the cost overdraws and increase of construction time of the Olkoluoto 3 and Hanhikivi power plants, and the complications for the country’s high-level radioactive waste site Onkalo from the doubts about the viability of the KBS-3 waste containers under development in Sweden, which face a negative advice from that country’s environmental court. They call for a fundamental shift in orientation of Finland’s energy policy towards renewable energy sources.
The organisers call on organisations, networks and movements to join the petition before it will be delivered to the Finnish president, government and parliament in the start of 2019, and need to participate before the 15/12/18.
The petition is available here and more information can be obtained at firstname.lastname@example.org.