World’s first underground nuclear waste storage moves forward in Finland

FILE PHOTO: An eight meters deep hole where a copper capsule for spent nuclear fuel will be placed is pictured during the test in the Onkalo spent nuclear fuel repository in Olkiluoto nuclear plant area in Eurajoki, Finland, June 14, 2018. Lehtikuva/Emmi Korhonen/via REUTERS/File Photo

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finland’s plan to establish the world’s first underground nuclear waste disposal tool a step forward on Tuesday when its builder Posiva announced a 500-million-euro ($569.55 million) investment in facilities needed for nuclear waste burial. Posiva, owned by Finnish utilities Fortum and Teollisuuden Voima, plans to bury used nuclear fuel around 400 metres […]

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