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Oskarshamn 1 enters retirement


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.

IAEA notes improved Swedish nuclear security

Regulation and Safety

04 May 2017

The Swedish framework for physical protection and computer security at nuclear power plants, other nuclear facilities and for nuclear material in transport continues to show good progress, an International Atomic Energy Agency report concludes following a mission there last year.

Bechtel, GEH team up on European decommissioning

Waste and Recycling

22 March 2017

USA-based firms Bechtel and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) have today announced the formation of an alliance to offer decommissioning and dismantling services for nuclear power plants in Germany and Sweden.

Planning begins for Swedish encapsulation plant

Waste and Recycling

12 June 2017

Copper_canister_(SKB-Lindqvist)-48Systems design and safety analysis work has begun for a planned encapsulation plant as part of Swedish waste and fuel management company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB's plans for managing the country's radioactive waste.

Swedish regulator approves waste R&D program

Waste and Recycling

31 March 2017

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has recommended the government approve the nuclear power industry's latest program for research and development on radioactive waste management. The country's nuclear industry must submit such a program every three years.

Vattenfall sees challenging but promising year ahead


06 March 2017

Vattenfall's nuclear power plants performed well in 2016, with a high level of availability and stable generation, according to Torbjörn Wahlborg, head of generation at the Swedish utility. "But 2017 can be an even better year if we continue to enhance our working methods and avoid a number of simple operational errors which caused stoppages last year," he said.