Nuclear watchdog charges nuclear operator over lax security

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Stockholm - The Swedish nuclear watchdog on Wednesday filed charges against the operators of a Swedish nuclear plant over failing to uphold security checks at the plant. The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority said the Oskarshamn nuclear plant operators had failed to ensure 24-hour checks of people entering and leaving the site.

The security lapse was detected in connection with an inspection at the end of May, the nuclear watchdog said.

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Man held after Swedish nuclear plant gets bomb threat

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

STOCKHOLM, May 21 (Reuters) - Swedish state energy firm Vattenfall said the country's Oskarshamn nuclear plant had received a bomb threat on Wednesday, and a source at the site said a building was sealed off after an employee was found carrying explosives.

Police said they were questioning a suspect at the Oskarshamn plant, south of Stockholm on the Baltic coast, but could not immediately confirm he was an employee of the facility.

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Deep under Sweden's soil could lie a solution to the UK's nuclear waste problem

Monday, March 10, 2008

Robin Pagnamenta in Oskarshamn, Sweden

Inside the cavernous hall of a nuclear storage plant in southern Sweden, an 18-tonne steel canister, bristling with tiny fins to draw out excess heat, is being hauled slowly through a hatch by a crane.

Packed with highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel from a reactor north of Stockholm, the canister is being made ready for 30 years of storage in pools sunk into the bedrock. Once it cools sufficiently, it will be placed permanently in a final repository deep underground.

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Reactor shut down at nuclear plant in Sweden due to valve problem

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Sweden's Oskarshamn nuclear plant on Tuesday shut down one of its reactors because of a valve problem, a plant official said.

Anders Osterberg, a spokesman for the OKG company running the Oskarshamn plant, said there were no safety concerns related to the problem and that the shutdown would only be temporary.

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Fire in Oskarhamn2

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

A minor fire has to day occured at the swedish nuclear power plant Oskarshamn2. The plant is shut down. No comments from media or Authorities so far.

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Four of Sweden's 10 nuclear reactors have been shut down, following an electricity failure

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Four of Sweden’s 10 nuclear reactors have been shut down, following an electricity failure. The Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate, SKI, has been holding an emergency meeting, following the incidents at the Oskarshamn and Forsmark plants.

The firm operating Oskarshamn, in southern Sweden, stopped two of its three reactors late on Wednesday, citing safety concerns.

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