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Court leaves Swedish nuclear tax unchanged

Nuclear Policies

01 October 2015

Oskarshamn (OKG)_48Sweden can continue to tax nuclear power production following a ruling in the government's favour by Europe's highest court. The European Court of Justice's seventh chamber decided that the tax does not fall within the scope of two European Council Directives and is therefore a national, rather than European Commission, matter.

Vattenfall prepares for shutdown of Ringhals units

Waste and Recycling

13 July 2015

Ringhals plant 48Vattenfall is preparing for the decommissioning of units 1 and 2 of the Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden. The company - which owns a majority stake in the plant - announced its intention in late April to close the two units by 2020.

EOn supports early closure of Oskarshamn units


23 June 2015

Oskarshamn (OKG)_48Unit 2 of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden would close by 2020, with unit 1 shutting between 2017 and 2019, under a proposal announced today by majority owner EOn. Minority owner Fortum opposes the early shutdown of the units.

Vattenfall confirms early closure of Ringhals units


04 September 2015

Ringhals NPP - 48Although the co-owners of Sweden's Ringhals nuclear power plant -Vattenfall and EOn - have yet to agree on the early closure of units 1 and 2, majority owner Vattenfall has said it will limit investment in those units which will mean they can only operate until 2020.

Preliminary findings positive for Swedish repository

Waste and Recycling

25 June 2015

Forsmark used fuel repository concept - 48The Swedish nuclear regulator has said it believes the country's radioactive waste management company can meet all the safety and radiation protection requirements for its planned repository for used nuclear fuel.

Forward planning for eventual Oskarshamn 1 closure

Regulation and Safety

19 June 2015

Oskarshamn 1 - 48OKG, the operator of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden, has applied for an environmental court ruling in preparation for the future decommissioning of unit 1. No shutdown date has yet been determined for the reactor.