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Torsten returned to the wild

Other News

13 February 2015

Torsten 79x48A seal named Torsten has been released after a three-month stay in an intake pond at Sweden's Oskarshamn nuclear power plant.

Vattenfall moves to cross-border business structure

Corporate

15 January 2015

Vattenfall will bring in a new organisational structure and executive management team. The changes - which will take effect on 1 April - are part of the state-owned Swedish utility's current review of its group-wide strategy.

Early safety assessment for Oskarshamn 2

Regulation and Safety

22 December 2014

Oskarshamn_2_(OKP)_48Sweden's nuclear regulator has instructed operator OKG to submit its next safety assessment for Oskarshamn 2 in 2017, three years earlier than scheduled, because of shortcomings in its previous submission.

Uprate approved for Ringhals 4

Corporate

02 February 2015

Ringhals (Annika Örnborg)_48A power uprate of unit 4 of the Ringhals nuclear power plant has been approved by the Swedish nuclear regulator. The uprate will increase the unit's generating capacity by some 175 MWe.

Sweden submits revised action plan

Regulation and Safety

07 January 2015

The Swedish nuclear regulator has submitted a revised post-Fukushima safety action plan to the European Commission which incorporates independent core cooling requirements announced last year.

Government backs Swedish waste fee hike

Waste and Recycling

19 December 2014

The Swedish government has backed the nuclear regulator's recommendation for an almost doubling of the fees paid by utilities into the country's nuclear waste fund over the 2015-2017 period.