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IAEA praises Sweden's progress in nuclear security

Regulation and Safety

17 October 2016

Sweden has made good progress over the past five years in its legislative and regulatory framework for physical protection and computer security at nuclear power facilities and in the transport of nuclear materials, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Swedish regulator approves repository application

Waste and Recycling

29 June 2016

Forsmark used fuel repository concept - 48The licence application by Sweden's radioactive waste management company for an integrated system for the final disposal of used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste has been endorsed by the country's Radiation Safety Authority. A final decision to licence the facilities will be made next year.

Sweden abolishes nuclear tax

Nuclear Policies

10 June 2016

Sweden_energy_policy_(Regeringskansliet)-48The Swedish parliament has today agreed to abolish a tax on nuclear power as it recognizes nuclear's role in helping it to eventually achieve a goal of 100% renewable generation.

Greenland ice sheet project contributes to repository safety

Waste and Recycling

08 September 2016

GAP_researcher_(NWMO)_48Newly published findings from a five-year international project to study conditions at the surface and below the Greenland Ice Sheet will be used in evaluations of the future safety of deep geological repositories over time frames of up to a million years.

Vattenfall board approves Forsmark upgrades

Corporate

16 June 2016

Forsmark units 1-3 - 48Swedish utility Vattenfall has decided to invest in safety upgrades to enable the three reactors at the Forsmark plant to continue operating beyond 2020. The decision follows the government's announcement last week that it will abolish a tax on nuclear power.

Swedish regulator makes significant progress, says IAEA

Regulation and Safety

03 May 2016

Sweden has made "significant improvements in its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety", an International Atomic Energy Agency peer review mission has concluded. However, it warned of potential new challenges ahead.