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Sweden has a comprehensive regulatory infrastructure for nuclear and radiation safety and the protection of people and the environment, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission team identified areas for possible improvements.

Date: Thursday, 01 December 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-sees-Swedish-commitment-to-nuclear-safety

Fortum and Finnish energy company, Helen, are initiating a joint study to explore the prerequisites for collaboration in nuclear power and small modular reactors (SMRs). The study is linked to the Fortum project announced in October to explore the prerequisites for nuclear power in Finland and Sweden, including the mapping of potential partner networks and cooperation arrangements.

Date: Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfortum-and-helen-consider-smr-co-operation-10393949

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team has said Sweden has a comprehensive regulatory infrastructure for nuclear and radiation safety and the protection of people and the environment. The team also identified areas for possible improvements, such as ensuring that the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM), the national regulatory authority for nuclear and radiation safety, has sufficient qualified staff to fulfil all statutory and regulatory functions.

Date: Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-says-sweden-is-committed-to-a-high-level-of-safety-10394018

A new Swedish interim storage facility for low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste has begun operating in Studsvik near Nyköping, Vattenfall has announced. The facility will initially be used for the storage of waste from the decommissioning of the Ågesta NPP near Stockholm and the R2 research reactor in Studsvik. 

Date: Saturday, 12 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssweden-opens-new-radwaste-storage-facility-10341257

In a wide ranging interview for the World Nuclear News podcast, Cameco CEO Tim Gitzel explained: Why the time was right for the Westinghouse deal How Russia's war with Ukraine has led to 'bifurcation' of the nuclear sector Explained Cameco's long-term strategy Looks ahead at the impact of new technologies, including SMRs How nuclear will need to play a key role in getting to net-zero

Date: Wednesday, 09 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/In-Quotes-Cameco-s-Tim-Gitzel-WNN-podcast-on-nucle

A new interim storage facility for low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste has begun operating in Studsvik near Nyköping, Sweden. The facility will initially be used for the storage of waste from the decommissioning of the Ågesta nuclear power plant near Stockholm and the R2 research reactor in Studsvik.

Date: Wednesday, 09 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Swedish-interim-radwaste-storage-facility-opens

The demonstration nuclear energy heating project at the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in China’s Liaoning province has been officially put into operation. It is the first nuclear energy heating project in northeast China, benefiting nearly 20,000 local residents.

Date: Thursday, 03 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Hongyanhe-district-heating-demonstration-project-s

Power company Fortum is starting a two-year feasibility study to explore prerequisites for new nuclear. As part of the study, Fortum will examine commercial, technological and societal, including political, legal and regulatory, conditions both for small modular reactors (SMRs) and conventional large reactors. The study’s geographic focus is Finland and Sweden.

Date: Friday, 21 October 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfortum-launches-feasibility-study-to-investigate-sites-for-new-nuclear-10102242

Sweden's new centre-right coalition government which formally took office on 18 October with Moderate party leader Ulf Kristersson as Prime Minister, has adopted a programme which calls for the expansion of nuclear power. Four parties, comprising the Christian Democrats, the Liberals, the Moderates and the Sweden Democrats announced a written agreement on policies – the Tidöavtalet – on 14 October. The agreement was named after the negotiations that took place during the week at Tidö castle outside Västerås. The four parties have a narrow parliamentary majority. However, the far-right Sweden Democrats are not part of the coalition, although the government will need its support to achieve a parliamentary majority for its policies.

Date: Friday, 21 October 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnew-swedish-government-supports-nuclear-energy-expansion-10102335