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Swedish government gives go-ahead for used fuel repository

Swedish government gives go-ahead for used fuel repository

Construction of the final repository for used nuclear fuel in Forsmark and the associated fuel encapsulation plant in Oskarshamn can proceed, Sweden's Minister of Climate and Environment Annika Strandhäll has announced.

Waste & Recycling 27 January 2022


OKG signs hydrogen supply contract

OKG signs hydrogen supply contract

Swedish power company OKG AB has signed its first contract to supply hydrogen produced at its Oskarshamn nuclear power plant. According to the agreement with Linde Gas AB, the first delivery of hydrogen produced with fossil-free nuclear power will be completed early this year.

Corporate 20 January 2022


Decisions coming on Swedish waste facility applications

Decisions coming on Swedish waste facility applications

The Swedish government has stated that it intends to announce a decision on the expansion of the existing SFR repository for low and intermediate-level waste at Forsmark on 22 December. In a press conference today, Minister of Climate and Environment Annika Strandhäll said a decision on the application for a final repository for used nuclear fuel also at Forsmark will be announced on 27 January.

Waste & Recycling 08 December 2021


Study shows all Norwegian fuel could be treated within two years

Study shows all Norwegian fuel could be treated within two years

A pilot study by Sweden's Studsvik AB shows that all of Norway's metallic uranium research reactor fuel could be processed using its oxidation process in less than two years. Several studies have already recommended chemical treatment of the fuel before it is disposed of in an underground repository.

Waste & Recycling 07 December 2021


Barsebäck reactor vessel dismantled

Barsebäck reactor vessel dismantled

The consortium of Nukem Technologies and Uniper Anlagenservice has completed cutting up the pressure vessel of the Barsebäck 1 reactor in Sweden. The applied two-stage thermal cutting technique would be refined and used on Barsebäck 2 as well as Oskarshamn 1 and 2.

Waste & Recycling 06 December 2021


Long-term safety of Forsmark reviewed by IAEA

Long-term safety of Forsmark reviewed by IAEA

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has completed a follow-up Safety Aspects of Long-Term Operation mission to units 1 and 2 of the Forsmark nuclear power plant in Sweden. The team reviewed the plant's response to recommendations and suggestions made during an initial IAEA Pre-SALTO mission in 2019.

Regulation & Safety 02 November 2021


Swedish regulator maintains positive repository assessment

Swedish regulator maintains positive repository assessment

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has said the studies included in the consultation on Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB's application to build a final repository for used nuclear fuel at Forsmark present no reasons for it to change its previous assessments of the project. The regulator was responding to the government's referral regarding the application.

Waste & Recycling 19 October 2021


Swedish regulator studies securing repository knowledge

Swedish regulator studies securing repository knowledge

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has published a report on ways to inform future generations where radioactive waste has been disposed of and how it should be handled. The report was commissioned by the government to examine different methods for how information and knowledge about the final repository for used nuclear fuel can be secured over a long period of time.

Waste & Recycling 05 October 2021


Swedish government delays repository decision

Swedish government delays repository decision

The Swedish government's decision to approve an expansion of the existing Clab interim repository for used fuel while continuing to consider the application for a final repository has "created uncertainties in the legal procedure for obtaining final decisions on the storage of nuclear fuel," Vattenfall has said. The utility warned the decision has made it more likely that units 2 and 3 of its Forsmark nuclear power plant may have to shut down in 2024 and 2025.

Waste & Recycling 31 August 2021


Viewpoint: Why is Sweden's government sacrificing its democratic tradition on nuclear waste?

Viewpoint: Why is Sweden's government sacrificing its democratic tradition on nuclear waste?

The Swedish government must make a decision on the application to construct a final high-level waste repository and not consider it separately from that for an expansion of the existing Clab interim repository for used fuel, write World Nuclear Association's Director General Sama Bilbao y León and Public Affairs Manager John Lindberg. Dividing the applications, they say, is a political game of 'Fox and Geese' that is extremely unworthy of an established democracy like Sweden.

Perspectives 25 August 2021