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Construction licence for ESS

New Nuclear

23 July 2014

ESS facility 48The Swedish nuclear regulator has issued a conditional licence for construction of the European Spallation Source (ESS) facility in Lund. The research facility will feature the world's most powerful neutron source.

Swedish utilities face sharp hike in waste fee

Waste and Recycling

27 June 2014

Sweden's nuclear regulator proposes to almost double the fees paid by utilities in 2015 into the country's nuclear waste fund. The increase follows a recalculation of decommissioning and waste disposal costs.

Fuel cycle roundup #27

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

06 June 2014

• First consignment from Cooke
• Business as usual at Kazakh operations
• Areva wins Vattenfall contract
• Paladin progress
• Skyharbour buys into Athabasca Basin

Areva to dismantle Swedish research reactors

Waste and Recycling

16 July 2014

R2 reactor 48Two reactors used for early nuclear energy research in Sweden are to be dismantled by Areva. Work to completely dismantle the R2 and R2-0 reactors and associated systems is due to be finished within five years.

Oskarshamn 2 outage timeline extended


20 June 2014

Oskarshamn_2_(OKP)_48Sweden's Oskarshamn 2 is expected to remain offline well into 2015 as the timetable for modernization is extended with knock-on effects for a planned power uprate.

Fuel cycle roundup #26

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

23 May 2014

• Millennium on hold
• Expansion for Nichols Ranch
• Westinghouse fuels Vattenfall units
• Slovakia bans uranium mining
• Dewey-Burdock stay lifted