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Sweden's Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) has presented its final report to the government on how the regulatory framework for nuclear power should be developed and what other measures may be needed for nuclear power to be expanded in the country.

Date: Thursday, 10 August 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Swedish-regulator-proposes-framework-for-expansion

Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson says Sweden is preparing legislation to allow the construction of more NPPs to increase electricity production and energy security. The proposed new legislation, which still needs to be passed by parliament, would allow new reactors to be constructed at additional locations across Sweden. "We have an obvious need for more electricity production in Sweden," Kristersson told a news conference. "What we are doing … is changing legislation to allow for the construction of more nuclear reactors at more places."

Date: Saturday, 14 January 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssweden-prepares-legislation-for-nuclear-new-build-10515661

Proposals would remove limits on reactor construction New legislation being put forward by Sweden’s centre-right coalition government removes obstacles to the potential construction of small modular reactors and will help the country in “reaching a climate neutral society with high robustness”, the secretary-general of the Swedish Atomic Forum said.

Carl Berglöf said on social media that the legislation will remove from existing law the maximum limit of 10 reactors. It will also remove a clause that says new reactors can only be built at existing site. “This proposal paves the way for SMRs in Sweden,” he said.

Mr Berglöf said that specifically, the government wants to remove article 6a of chapter 17 (“article 17.6a”) in the country’s environmental act. This article prohibits the government from giving permit to a reactor that is not replacing an existing reactor that has been permanently shut down.

Date: Friday, 13 January 2023
Original article: nucnet.org/news/nuclear-legislation-removes-obstacles-to-smr-deployment-says-head-of-atomic-society-1-4-2023

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

Date: Friday, 16 December 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Fortum-and-Karnfull-to-explore-SMR-deployment-in-S

Swedish state-owned energy company Vattenfall announced it is initiating a pilot study looking at the conditions for constructing at least two small modular reactors (SMRs) adjacent to the Ringhals nuclear power plant.

Date: Wednesday, 29 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Vattenfall-considers-building-SMRs-at-Ringhals

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