The island of Olkiluoto, just off Finland's coast, has been a center of nuclear activity since the late 1970s, when one of Finland's first nuclear power plants was built there. Now the island is host to the first permanent nuclear waste repository. The facility, nicknamed “Onkalo” which means “the void” in Finnish, is still under construction and should begin receiving deliveries of spent nuclear fuel in the next decade. A third nuclear power plant, one of the first to be built in Europe for decades, is under construction on the island, too.
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