Control rods from Barsebaeck to be used for Forsmark-3 repairs

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Stockholm (Platts) - 13 Nov 2008 Forsmark management said it will try to use control rods from the closed Barsebaeck nuclear power plant to replace rods with broken and cracked shafts in Forsmark-3.

About 25% of the Swedish unit's 197 rods are cracked and at least one is broken. In a November 13 statement, Forsmark management said it wants to use the Barsebaeck rods because it would be difficult to quickly order and install so many new rods.

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UK nuclear power: The contenders

Thursday, January 10, 2008

A new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK has been given the formal go-ahead by the government.

Ministers have invited energy companies to submit plans to build new nuclear plants, which will replace the ageing fleet that currently provides about 18% of the UK's electricity.

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