Sweden rss

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.

Studsvik, Kobe Steel team up for Japanese waste management

Waste and Recycling

25 April 2016

Sweden's Studsvik and Kobe Steel of Japan have agreed to extend their existing cooperation by forming a joint venture to provide radioactive waste management solutions to the Japanese nuclear industry.

Positive assessment for Swedish encapsulation plant

Waste and Recycling

23 March 2016

Clink - 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 used nuclear fuel encapsulation plant next to the Clab interim storage facility in Oskarshamn.

Westinghouse expands fuel production capacity

Uranium and Fuel

29 April 2016

Westinghouse Electric Company has announced the expansion of its nuclear fuel factory in Västerås, Sweden. The US-based firm, which is majority-owned by Japan's Toshiba, said the expansion is a response to growing demand for nuclear fuel supply diversification for VVER-1000 reactors in Europe.

EDF buys Studsvik's waste treatment operations

Corporate

20 April 2016

Sweden's Studsvik has agreed to sell its low-level radioactive waste operations in Sweden and the UK to EDF of France. At the same time, the two companies have agreed to collaborate in decommissioning and waste management.

Oskarshamn 1 to shut next year

Corporate

17 February 2016

Oskarshamn 1 - 48OKG AB has confirmed that unit 1 of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden will close in 2017. Last year it announced the reactor would be shut down between 2017 and 2019.