Fennovoima Ltd has today on February 13th, submitted its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report to the Ministry of Employment and the Economy (coordinating authority) in Finland. The report contains an assessment of the environmental impacts of the 1200 MW nuclear power plant at Pyhäjoki site. Fennovoima and Rusatom Overseas signed a plant supply contract of a pressurized water reactor AES-2006 in December 2013.
The EIA report has been drawn up according to the requirements of Finnish EIA legislation. Statement of the coordinating authority regarding the EIA program has also been taken into account in the EIA report.
During the EIA procedure impacts of the construction and operation of a nuclear power plant on people and environment have been assessed. In addition, the EIA report compares the environmental impacts of 1200 MW nuclear power plant to 1800 MW nuclear power plant, which was assessed in 2008.
Studies and surveys of 2008 EIA report and the present environmental data have been utilized in the environmental impact assessment. Further resident survey and group interviews have been carried out as well spreading of cooling water and noise has been modeled.
According to the EIA report nuclear power plant to be constructed in Pyhäjoki is feasible. Compared to the nuclear power plant assessed in 2008 the environmental impacts to water systems, fishery and nature conservation areas are slightly smaller in 1200 MW power plant.
The EIA procedure will be completed when the Ministry of Employment and the Economy issues its statement on the EIA report. The EIA report can be found from Fennovoima’s web at: www.fennovoima.com/en/fennovoima/publications/eia