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Vattenfall board approves Forsmark upgrades

Corporate

16 June 2016

Forsmark units 1-3 - 48Swedish utility Vattenfall has decided to invest in safety upgrades to enable the three reactors at the Forsmark plant to continue operating beyond 2020. The decision follows the government's announcement last week that it will abolish a tax on nuclear power.

Swedish regulator makes significant progress, says IAEA

Regulation and Safety

03 May 2016

Sweden has made "significant improvements in its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety", an International Atomic Energy Agency peer review mission has concluded. However, it warned of potential new challenges ahead.

Studsvik, Kobe Steel team up for Japanese waste management

Waste and Recycling

25 April 2016

Sweden's Studsvik and Kobe Steel of Japan have agreed to extend their existing cooperation by forming a joint venture to provide radioactive waste management solutions to the Japanese nuclear industry.

Sweden abolishes nuclear tax

Nuclear Policies

10 June 2016

Sweden_energy_policy_(Regeringskansliet)-48The Swedish parliament has today agreed to abolish a tax on nuclear power as it recognizes nuclear's role in helping it to eventually achieve a goal of 100% renewable generation.

Westinghouse expands fuel production capacity

Uranium and Fuel

29 April 2016

Westinghouse Electric Company has announced the expansion of its nuclear fuel factory in Västerås, Sweden. The US-based firm, which is majority-owned by Japan's Toshiba, said the expansion is a response to growing demand for nuclear fuel supply diversification for VVER-1000 reactors in Europe.

EDF buys Studsvik's waste treatment operations

Corporate

20 April 2016

Sweden's Studsvik has agreed to sell its low-level radioactive waste operations in Sweden and the UK to EDF of France. At the same time, the two companies have agreed to collaborate in decommissioning and waste management.