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Viewpoint: The atom made Sweden a climate hero

Viewpoint: The atom made Sweden a climate hero

Sweden has been a great nation for many decades thanks, not to military might nor financial muscle, but to its energy policy. A leader in sustainable development, the country undeniably proved that it is possible to cut emissions dramatically and increase living standards. And it proved this long before climate change became the political issue it is today, write Agneta Rising and John Lindberg, respectively, director general and writer & analyst at World Nuclear Association.

Perspectives 13 January 2020


Ringhals 2 enters retirement

Ringhals 2 enters retirement

Unit 2 of the Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden was yesterday permanently shut down, ending 44 years of operation and 215 TWh of generation. Ringhals 1 is scheduled to shut down next year.

Corporate 31 December 2019


Year-end brings trio of reactor retirements

Year-end brings trio of reactor retirements

The Mühleberg nuclear power plant in Switzerland today ended generation after 47 years in operation. Meanwhile, Ringhals unit 2 in Sweden and Philippsburg unit 2 in Germany are preparing to shut down by the end of 2019.

Corporate 20 December 2019


Dismantling of Oskarshamn reactor internals completed

Dismantling of Oskarshamn reactor internals completed

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has completed the segmentation of the reactor internals of units 1 and 2 at the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden, fulfilling a contract awarded by plant operator OKG AB in December 2016. Large-scale dismantling and demolition of the two boiling water reactors will begin next year.

Waste & Recycling 19 December 2019


Swedish support for nuclear continues to grow, poll shows

Swedish support for nuclear continues to grow, poll shows

As many as 78% of people surveyed in Sweden - up from 71% in 2017 - strongly support nuclear energy, 43% are open to the construction of new nuclear power plants, and 35% would like to continue using the country's reactors for their full operating lives, a survey by Novus and published by Analysgruppen shows. In contrast, only 11% of those polled are opposed to nuclear power.

Nuclear Policies 26 November 2019


Site of former Swedish uranium mine released

Site of former Swedish uranium mine released

The site of the former Ranstad uranium mine and processing facilities has been released from oversight under the Radiation Protection Act and the Nuclear Technology Act by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority. The site, which already hosts an industrial park, is now free for any use.

Uranium & Fuel 25 November 2019


Environmental court approves Swedish repository expansion

Environmental court approves Swedish repository expansion

The expansion of Sweden's existing SFR repository for low and intermediate-level waste at Forsmark has been approved by the Land and Environment Court in Stockholm. With approval already granted by the nuclear regulator, the government will now make a final decision on the application.

Waste & Recycling 14 November 2019


Aura seeks compensation for Swedish uranium ban

Aura seeks compensation for Swedish uranium ban

Australia's Aura Energy has lodged a claim against the Swedish government for compensation for the financial loss resulting from a ban on uranium exploration and mining, introduced in August 2018. The company had planned to extract uranium as a by-product from its 100%-owned Häggån polymetallic project in Sweden.

Uranium & Fuel 11 November 2019


Cyclife to process Swedish decommissioning waste metal

Cyclife to process Swedish decommissioning waste metal

EDF subsidiary Cyclife Sweden AB has signed an eight-year contract with Uniper for the treatment and recycling of contaminated metal generated through the decommissioning of Oskarshamn 1 and 2 and Barsebäck 1 and 2. Uniper has a common strategy for dismantling and demolishing the units, which were shut down between 1999 and 2017.

Waste & Recycling 14 October 2019


Extended operation of Forsmark units approved

Extended operation of Forsmark units approved

Units 1 and 2 of the Forsmark nuclear power plant can be operated safely for a further 10 years, until 2028, taking them beyond their initial 40-year planned operation, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority said yesterday.

Regulation & Safety 25 June 2019