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Sweden takes a chance on Forsmark via Beyond Nuclear International

Nuclear waste repository site will be near nuclear plant By Linda Pentz Gunter “Who is going to take care of it if we’re not going to do it?” asks a Swedish official during the 2013 Swiss documentary, Journey to the Safest Place … Continue reading

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Fortum calls for prompt decision on Swedish repository via World Nuclear News

A government decision on Sweden’s final waste repository will be delayed by the launch of a public consultation on whether the application for the repository should be considered separately from that for an expansion of the existing Clab interim repository … Continue reading

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UAE Set to Start First Nuclear Plant; Sweden, Germany Shut Units via Power

The first nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reportedly will come online in early 2020. The report comes one day after Sweden on Dec. 30 shut down one of four reactors at the nation’s largest nuclear plant, … Continue reading

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Germany shuts nuclear plant as it phases out atomic energy via Minneapolis Star Tribune

[…] Under Germany’s “energy transition” plan, the country aims to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy sources over the coming decades. The government agreed earlier this year to stop producing electricity from coal-fired plants by 2038 at the latest. Renewable … Continue reading

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A Tiny Hole at Sweden’s Oldest Atomic Plant Upends Nuclear Revival via Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — A hole just a few millimeters deep at Sweden’s oldest nuclear plant is upending the debate about whether to revive the technology to ensure that the Nordic region’s biggest economy has enough power.  Regulators assume such a small gap exists at the … Continue reading

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Swedish regulators disagree on safety of nuclear waste plan via Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) – Sweden’s radiation safety authority (SSM) and an environmental court issued diverging recommendations to the government on Tuesday on whether to allow the construction of a nuclear waste repository. While the SSM said the nuclear fuel and waste … Continue reading

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German jibe at ‘dirty’ Swedish nuclear waste site via EU Observer

[…] Sweden is planning to store highly radioactive waste underneath the site of a nuclear plant in the coastal town of Forsmark, around 100 km north of Stockholm. Last year, Finland approved the construction of an underground repository at the … Continue reading

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E.ON, Fortum to discuss shutdown of two Swedish nuclear reactors via Reuters

Shareholders of Sweden’s Oskarshamn nuclear power plant, Germany’s E.ON and Finland’s Fortum, will meet on Oct. 14 to discuss decommissioning plans for two reactors, plant operator OKG said on Wednesday. The shareholders are to discuss whether to keep Oskarshamn-2 nuclear … Continue reading

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Sweden’s SSM Says It Has Stopped Processing New Nuclear Plant Plans via Nuclear Street

A spokesman for Sweden’s nuclear power regulator Stralsakerhetsmyndigheten, known as SSM, said the agency had stopped processing plans for new nuclear power plants in the country to comply with statements from the new minority-run government, which took over after September’s … Continue reading

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Sweden doubles waste fee for nuclear power plant operators via Reuters

(Reuters) – Sweden’s government has decided to almost double a fee nuclear power plant operators pay to the nuclear waste fund, in order to help it cover the rising costs of decommissioning, the environment ministry said on Thursday. Sweden’s state-owned … Continue reading

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