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Sweden's voluntarism approach to waste validated by regulator

Waste and Recycling

18 November 2015

Forsmark is the best site for Sweden to dispose of used nuclear fuel, said the country's safety regulator, endorsing the site selection process which was based on volunteering municipalities.

Decommissioning dates set for Ringhals 1 and 2


16 October 2015

Ringhals (Annika Örnborg)_48Sweden's Ringhals 2 is to be decommissioned in 2019 and Ringhals 1 in 2020, majority owner Vattenfall announced yesterday following an extraordinary general meeting of plant operator Ringhals AB.

Court leaves Swedish nuclear tax unchanged

Nuclear Policies

01 October 2015

Oskarshamn (OKG)_48Sweden can continue to tax nuclear power production following a ruling in the government's favour by Europe's highest court. The European Court of Justice's seventh chamber decided that the tax does not fall within the scope of two European Council Directives and is therefore a national, rather than European Commission, matter.

Swedish dismantling work for Westinghouse

Waste and Recycling

02 November 2015

Barseback NPP - 48Westinghouse has been awarded a contract to dismantle the reactor pressure vessel internals of the two-unit Barsebäck nuclear power plant in Sweden.

Sweden's Oskarshamn 1 and 2 reactor units to close


14 October 2015

Oskarshamn (OKG)_48German utility Eon has decided that units 1 and 2 of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden will be shut down permanently. Unit 3 is unaffected by the decision, which was announced today by OKG AB, of which the EOn group is the major shareholder.

Vattenfall confirms early closure of Ringhals units


04 September 2015

Ringhals NPP - 48Although the co-owners of Sweden's Ringhals nuclear power plant -Vattenfall and EOn - have yet to agree on the early closure of units 1 and 2, majority owner Vattenfall has said it will limit investment in those units which will mean they can only operate until 2020.