Return of the Atom
Finland was the first country in the West to approve a new nuclear power plant after the Chernobyl disaster. The OL3 plant in Eurajoki is being built by the French nuclear company Areva. Construction was estimated to take five years, with completion in 2009. It was to be a flagship for the nuclear industry's second spring globally. But the project has faced serious problems in planning, construction and safety automation and the current completion date is nine years from now. The film depicts the strange and stressful life in a small 'nuclear town' during an era of nuclear renaissance.