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Enusa and Westinghouse VVER-440 fuel collaboration

Enusa and Westinghouse VVER-440 fuel collaboration

Spain's Enusa says it and Westinghouse Electric Company have formalised their cooperation agreement for the manufacture of VVER-440 fuel.

Uranium & Fuel 18 January 2023


Changes to Swedish law proposed to enable nuclear new build

Changes to Swedish law proposed to enable nuclear new build

A proposal to amend Sweden's legislation on nuclear power has been presented by Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and Climate and Environment Minister Romina Pourmokhtari. The proposed changes would remove the current law limiting the number of reactors in operation to ten, as well as allowing reactors to be built on new plant sites, rather than just existing sites.

Nuclear Policies 12 January 2023


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SKB receives environmental permit for SFR expansion

SKB receives environmental permit for SFR expansion

Sweden's Land and Environment Court has granted radioactive waste management company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB an environmental permit to extend the SFR final repository for low and intermediate-level waste at Forsmark.

Waste & Recycling 23 December 2022


Fortum and Kärnfull to explore SMR deployment in Sweden

Fortum and Kärnfull to explore SMR deployment in Sweden

Finnish utility Fortum and Swedish small modular reactor project development company Kärnfull Next AB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly explore opportunities in new nuclear for developing SMRs in Sweden.

New Nuclear 15 December 2022


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


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