This was published in the leading Swedish newspaper in Finland.
Huvudstadsbladet Nov 11, 2009:
Relating to construction of the Finnish Olkiluoto 3 1600MWe nuclear power plant: "The pipes that form the cooling system around the reactor have been partially welded without any supervision. TVO and Areva are right now investigating how much of the work must be redone and what the consequences are."
"This pertains to the same pipes whose weld seams have been investigated before. This time the weld seams are not concerned but welding has been performed to cover cosmetic damages on the surface of the pipes. Welding work has not been, however, documented."
"If the entire primary coolant piping had to be redone, it would take three years."
The head of STUK, Jukka Laaksonen: "The timetable was unrealistic from the beginning. When TVO ordered a new reactor, no new nuclear plants had been built in Western Europe or US for more than 10 years nor did anyone have experience of a reactor in this size class. (...) Areva had no experience of running a large construction site. (...) The French were used to steaming on and finishing documentation afterwards while Finns wanted clear approved plans on paper before work could be started or continued."