Safety better at Swedish nuclear plant, but more needed: IAEA

Friday, February 29, 2008

STOCKHOLM (Thomson Financial) - The UN's nuclear watchdog today noted improved security measures at a problem-prone nuclear plant in Sweden, but recommended a number of other steps to increase safety further.

The Forsmark nuclear plant on Sweden's east coast 'has introduced or extended several programmes contributing to improved operational safety,' Miroslav Lipar, head of International Atomic Energy Agency mission in Sweden, said in a statement.

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Vattenfall getting past nuclear mishaps-CEO

Thursday, February 7, 2008

STOCKHOLM, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Utility Vattenfall is putting a string of nuclear mishaps behind it and sees a bright future for atomic power in Europe, although it cannot yet say when its hobbled German plants will be back online.

"You should be a little humble and not overconfident but we have taken a lot of measures and we are definitely on the right track to be the benchmark of our industry," Lars Josefsson, chief executive of the Swedish state-owned firm, told Reuters.

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Nuclear energy? Still 'no thanks'

Monday, February 4, 2008

04.02.2008 The Copenhagen Post - Despite nuclear energy's growing popularity worldwide, Danes remain sceptical

Danish opposition to nuclear energy remains staunch even though the controversial energy source has received a renaissance in recent years.

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Finnish nuclear revival not seen in other Nordics

Friday, February 1, 2008

HELSINKI, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Finland is pressing ahead with a new atomic power station and Swedes have abandoned some of their deep-seated opposition to nuclear energy but other Scandinavian countries are unlikely to resort to it.

While governments worldwide have increasingly been looking to nuclear energy to reduce carbon emissions, Norway is set to rely on its abundant hydro-electric power and Denmark, a big emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2), is expected to keep burning fossil fuels.

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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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Swedish politicians call for rethink on nuclear phaseout

Monday, January 14, 2008

Sweden's Liberal Party, a member of the country's ruling coalition, has called for the country to build four new reactors in its preliminary climate strategy.

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Sweden's Vattenfall says to boost nuclear safety

Friday, November 16, 2007

Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:17pm GMT

STOCKHOLM, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Swedish utility group Vattenfall said on Monday it will create a new executive post to keep tabs on its nuclear power activities after criticism over operations at plants in Sweden and Germany.

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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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Spanner in Ringhals works

Friday, September 14, 2007

14 September 2007

A generator fire at Sweden’s Ringhals 3, thought to be caused by a mislaid tool, has cost plant operators Vattenfall and E.ON several millions of Euros.

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Sweden asks UN nuclear watchdog to inspect troubled Forsmark plant

Friday, February 16, 2007

STOCKHOLM (AFX) - The Swedish government has asked the UN's nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to inspect its Forsmark nuclear power plant after a series of incidents that have raised concerns about atomic safety in the country.

The decision follows a request from Vattenfall, which owns the Forsmark nuclear plant on Sweden's east coast.

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