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Bavaria’s Ministry of the Environment has issued an approval notice to begin dismantling unit 2 of Germany’s Isar NPP. In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Atomic Energy Act. The 1400 MWe pressurised water reactor at Isar 2 was one of Germany's last three nuclear plants to be shut down in April 2023. It supplied some 18% of Bavarian electricity production and was the most powerful NPP in Germany. PreussenElektra – which is responsible for the decommissioning of eight nuclear plants in Germany – had already submitted the application to decommission and dismantle the plant in July 2019.

Date: Thursday, 28 March 2024
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An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has completed a Safety Aspects of Long-Term Operation (SALTO) mission to units 1 and 2 of the Forsmark nuclear power plant in Sweden, which operator Vattenfall plans to operate for 60 years.

Date: Wednesday, 22 November 2023
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The Baden-Württemberg Ministry of the Environment has granted utility EnBW Kernkraft GmbH approval to decommission and dismantle unit 2 of its Neckarwestheim NPP. The plant is due to shut down later this month. The 1400 MWe Neckarwestheim 2 pressurised water reactor began operating in 1989. It generated more than 11 TWh of electricity in 2022.

Date: Wednesday, 12 April 2023
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Country becomes latest to turn to reactors for low-carbon energy security Vattenfall is majority owner of three operational reactors at Forsmark (pictured) and two at Ringhals. Sweden’s incoming government will ask state-run utility Vattenfall to plan and procure new nuclear power stations – potentially making the country one of an increasing number turning to commercial reactors as a source of low-carbon, baseload energy supply.

“New reactors will be built in Sweden,” said Ebba Busch, whose Christian Democrat party belongs to an alliance that won the most seats in last month’s general election. The right-wing bloc is scheduled to become the Nordic nation’s next government in a parliamentary vote next week.

Sweden now joins other countries in Europe that are turning to nuclear power in response to record high energy prices and fears over the security of key infrastructure.

Swedes have debated nuclear power for decades, but the energy source has garnered popular support recently amid the ongoing power crunch.

Date: Saturday, 15 October 2022
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Swedish state utility Vattenfall has reported that 2013 was the second-best year of nuclear generation since it started, performance which CEO Øystein Løseth said could be credited in large part to recent years' modernisation work. Its seven Swedish reactors at Forsmark and Ringhals generated 51.9 TWh in 2013.

Date: Tuesday, 25 March 2014
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