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Dismantling of O2 reactor internals starts soon

Waste and Recycling

20 February 2018

Oskarshamn 2 reactor hall - 48Work to dismantle the reactor pressure vessel's internals at unit 2 of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden is set to begin at the end of April. Plant operator OKG AB said this will mark the start of the first major decommissioning work at the plant.

Swedish repository gets positive regulatory response

Waste and Recycling

23 January 2018

Swedish used fuel repository design - 48Sweden's Radiation Safety Authority today submitted a positive opinion to the government on Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB's (SKB's) application to build a repository for used nuclear fuel, together with a plant to encapsulate the fuel prior to disposal. However, the Land and Environment Court in Stockholm has called for further documentation on the copper capsules in which the fuel will be stored within the repository.

Countries update on waste management progress

Waste and Recycling

26 October 2017

Public_hearing_visit_to_Osthammar_(SKB)-48Parties to the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management - known as the Joint Convention - have submitted national reports detailing the steps they are taking to meet their commitments under the convention ahead of next year's review meeting. Sweden's submission reflects a particularly intensive licensing phase for its used fuel management programme.

EDF subsidiary wins Italian waste reduction contract

Waste and Recycling

07 February 2018

Trino 48EDF subsidiary Cyclife will treat some 1800 tonnes of metal waste produced during the decommissioning of three Italian nuclear power plants under a contract signed with Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA. The five-year contract is worth about €28 million ($35 million).

Upgrade allows continued operation of Ringhals units

Corporate

17 November 2017

Ringhals 3 and 4 - 48Some SEK900 million ($107 million) will be invested in installing independent core cooling systems at units 3 and 4 of the Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden. The legally-required safety upgrade will enable the two reactors to continue operating beyond 2020.

Oskarshamn 1 enters retirement

Corporate

20 June 2017

Oskarshamn 1 - 48Unit 1 of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden has been permanently shut down. A decision not to restart the unit after an operational issue resulted in it closing ten days ahead of schedule.