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Japan Crisis Shows Atomic Power Is Interim Fix, Halonen Says

Governments should look at nuclear power as an interim energy source only and continue to target renewables after Japan’s crisis revealed the risks associated with atomic fuel, Finnish President Tarja Halonen said.

Finland, which is building the world’s biggest nuclear reactor, will continue with projects that have been approved by the Helsinki-based parliament, Halonen said in a television interview today recorded at Bloomberg’s New York office. Still, the country should wean itself off nuclear power in the long term in its drive to switch to green technology, she said.