“Tässä työssä auttaa, että on pienenä ihaillut Peppi Pitkätossua.”

In Finland everything is so well



Finnish nuclear power is safe. Therefore Finns can buy a prototype reactor and start the construction before the design is ready.

You can trust the Finnish engineering skills. Therefore you can cast porous concrete into the foundations of a nuclear reactor building and the sub-sub-sub-subcontractors can make a mess with quality and safety criteria.

In Finland nuclear power is domestic and creates jobs. Therefore both the red and the blue workers’ parties support construction of a French nuclear reactor where the Polish are the biggest nationality group at the construction site, and the next reactor and the next one…

In Finland nuclear power is cost-effective and reliable. Therefore the cost of the reactor under construction can more than double

and the timetable can be delayed by one more year per each year of construction.

Finns are responsible. Therefore the nuclear companies do of course not need to take an insurance covering full costs of accidents.

Finns are honest. In Finland the Parliament can decide that nuclear power must not be built for electricity export and the Ministry can stop a study on the impact of new reactors to the electricity market.

Finns base their decisions on facts. Therefore the electricity demand forecasts can be amended according to how many new nuclear reactors permits the Minister wants to give.

In Finland the level of environment protection is high. Therefore the end storage of the nuclear waste can continue according to the plans outlined in the 1970s and 1980s, and new studies questioning the reliability of the ground rock have no value.

In Finland law is the same for everybody. Therefore companies building power stations are allowed to sell their product to the shareholders at production cost, but this is forbidden for all other companies.

In Finland nuclear electricity is produced purely on business basis. Therefore the nuclear companies can shift the responsibility of their radioactive waste to the society for hundreds of thousands of years.

In Finland there is no corruption. Therefore a civil servant can sit in the board of an energy intensive company participating in the initiating of a nuclear permit application, and in the Ministry lead the preparation of the government decision on the same permit.

In Finland there is good governance and moral is high. Therefore the Chancellor of Justice can state that the civil servant who led the preparation of the nuclear permit decisions of the government had a conflict of interest but this does not affect the decision making in the Parliament in any way.

Finland serves as a good example to so many other countries. I wish everything were as well in all other countries, too!