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Swedish municipality gives approval for fuel repository

Swedish municipality gives approval for fuel repository

In what Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB describes as a "historic decision", the municipal council of Östhammar yesterday voted in favour of its planned repository for used nuclear fuel at Forsmark. The final decision to authorise the project will now be made by the Swedish government.

Waste & Recycling 14 October 2020


New nuclear regulations proposed in Sweden

New nuclear regulations proposed in Sweden

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has sent proposals for three new regulations for formal consultation. The proposed regulations concern the design, analysis and operation of nuclear power reactors and are intended to take effect on 1 January 2022.

Regulation & Safety 02 October 2020


SKB found to be fit for safe operation of waste facilities

SKB found to be fit for safe operation of waste facilities

Sweden's radioactive waste management company generally meets the legal requirements for ensuring the safe operation of the central interim storage facility for used nuclear fuel (Clab) at Oskarshamn and the SFR repository for low and intermediate-level waste at Forsmark, the regulator said. The Radiation Safety Authority said Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB can therefore continue to operate the facilities until the next overall assessment in 2028.

Regulation & Safety 21 September 2020


IAEA reviews long-term safety of Sweden's Ringhals 3

IAEA reviews long-term safety of Sweden's Ringhals 3

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts today completed a review of the long-term operational safety of unit 3 of the Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden. The team assessed the plant's preparedness, organisation and programmes related to long-term operation against IAEA safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 18 September 2020


Early restart agreed for Ringhals 1 after maintenance outage

Early restart agreed for Ringhals 1 after maintenance outage

Ringhals AB - operator of Sweden's Ringhals nuclear power plant - has entered into an agreement with national electricity transmission system operator Svenska Kraftnät regarding the availability of unit 1 at the plant. The agreement aims to secure the voltage stability and short-circuit power in the transmission network to handle the operating situation in southern Sweden during the summer.

Corporate 29 June 2020


Revised emergency zones to be implemented at Swedish plants

Revised emergency zones to be implemented at Swedish plants

The Swedish government has approved a Radiation Safety Authority proposal to implement new emergency preparedness zones around nuclear power plants by July 2022. Internal and external emergency zones as well as a planning zone will be set at a radius of 5, 25 and 100 km, respectively.

Regulation & Safety 18 June 2020


Fortum contracted for Swedish plant dismantling work

Fortum contracted for Swedish plant dismantling work

Finnish utility Fortum and Uniper Sweden have agreed to collaborate on the dismantling of major systems and components at the Oskarshamn and Barsebäck nuclear power plants in Sweden. Fortum was awarded the contract by Uniper Sweden - a Fortum subsidiary - in a competitive bidding process.

Waste & Recycling 09 June 2020


Outage management adapts to COVID-19

Outage management adapts to COVID-19

Electricity generation is vital in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but scheduled refuelling and maintenance outages at nuclear power plants around the world must still go ahead. Operators are introducing risk-minimising procedures so outages that have been planned years in advance can proceed, while some are being prompted to rethink or extend scheduled outages.

Covid-19 03 April 2020


Vattenfall involved in Estonian study on SMRs

Vattenfall involved in Estonian study on SMRs

Swedish utility Vattenfall is participating in a study on the deployment of small modular reactors in Estonia. In January, Estonia's Fermi Energia signed Memoranda of Understanding with Finnish power company Fortum and Belgian engineering firm Tractebel to cooperate on the study.

New Nuclear 19 March 2020


Sweco wins contract for Forsmark disposal facility design

Sweco wins contract for Forsmark disposal facility design

Swedish engineering consultancy company Sweco will prepare the detailed design of the planned used nuclear fuel repository at Forsmark under a contract from waste and fuel management company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB. In addition, Sweco will supply the detailed design for the extension of the existing final repository for low and intermediate-level radioactive waste, also at Forsmark.

Waste & Recycling 07 February 2020