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Finland: 'Serious' nuclear radiation leak, automatic shutdown, no radiation espaced facility
The nuclear power plants Olkiluoto 1 and Olkiluoto 2 in Olkiluoto in Finland
The nuclear power plants Olkiluoto 1 and Olkiluoto 2 in Olkiluoto in Finland Credit: kallerna, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

On Thursday, a 'serious' nuclear radiation leak was detected in a Finish Olkiluoto 2 power plant which led to an automatic shutdown of the plant. No radiation espaced the facility though. Tomi Routamo, deputy director at the nuclear safety authority STUK, said there was “no danger to people or the environment.”

Finland’s Minister of Social Affairs and Health Aino-Kaisa Pekonen said: “This is a significant and an exceptional incident and we consider it important to spread correct information about it.”