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Studsvik to develop UK metal treatment facility for Westinghouse

Studsvik to develop UK metal treatment facility for Westinghouse

Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a technology license agreement with Sweden's Studsvik to develop a contaminated metallic waste recycling and treatment facility at its Springfields site in Lancashire, UK.

Waste & Recycling 01 December 2022


IAEA sees Swedish commitment to nuclear safety

IAEA sees Swedish commitment to nuclear safety

Sweden has a comprehensive regulatory infrastructure for nuclear and radiation safety and the protection of people and the environment, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has concluded. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service mission team identified areas for possible improvements.

Regulation & Safety 30 November 2022


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Swedish interim radwaste storage facility opens

Swedish interim radwaste storage facility opens

A new interim storage facility for low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste has begun operating in Studsvik near Nyköping, Sweden. The facility will initially be used for the storage of waste from the decommissioning of the Ågesta nuclear power plant near Stockholm and the R2 research reactor in Studsvik.

Waste & Recycling 08 November 2022


New Swedish government seeks expansion of nuclear energy

New Swedish government seeks expansion of nuclear energy

Sweden's incoming centre-right coalition government has adopted a positive stance towards nuclear energy, calling for state-owned energy company Vattenfall to investigate the possible restart of Ringhals units 1 and 2, as well as to prepare for the construction of new reactors.

Nuclear Policies 17 October 2022


Fortum considers nuclear new build projects

Fortum considers nuclear new build projects

Finnish utility Fortum has launched a two-year feasibility study to examine the prerequisites for nuclear new build in Finland and Sweden. The study will consider both small modular reactors and conventional large reactors.

New Nuclear 17 October 2022


SKB revises cost of Swedish nuclear waste programme

SKB revises cost of Swedish nuclear waste programme

According to the latest estimate submitted by Sweden's radioactive waste management company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB, the remaining costs for the country's radioactive waste programme total SEK124.1 billion (USD11.13 billion). The previous estimate, submitted in 2019, was SEK110.0 billion.

Waste & Recycling 03 October 2022


3D-printed fuel component installed at Swedish reactor

3D-printed fuel component installed at Swedish reactor

Framatome has completed the installation of the first 3D-printed, stainless steel fuel component at Vattenfall's Forsmark nuclear power plant in Sweden. In collaboration with German pump and valve manufacturer KSB, the Atrium 11 upper tie plate grids were designed, manufactured, and installed in Forsmark unit 3 for a multi-year irradiation programme.

Uranium & Fuel 21 September 2022


Oskarshamn 3 completes IAEA review of long-term operation

Oskarshamn 3 completes IAEA review of long-term operation

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has completed a review of long-term operational safety at unit 3 of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in southern Sweden. The team assessed the strategy and key elements for the safe long-term operation of the unit based on IAEA safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 13 September 2022


Podcast: Urenco’s Boris Schucht on the potential of next gen reactors

Podcast: Urenco’s Boris Schucht on the potential of next gen reactors

Urenco CEO Boris Schucht explains the impact of current world events on the fuel sector and outlines the challenges that need to be overcome to unlock the climate and energy security benefits of new nuclear technologies. Plus John Lindberg on Sweden’s nuclear power sector and the possible impact of the forthcoming elections, and a round-up of the main nuclear news in June.

Perspectives 01 July 2022


Vattenfall considers building SMRs at Ringhals

Vattenfall considers building SMRs at Ringhals

Swedish state-owned energy company Vattenfall announced it is initiating a pilot study looking at the conditions for constructing at least two small modular reactors adjacent to the Ringhals nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 28 June 2022