Sweden’s government said on Thursday it had approved plans to expand the intermediate nuclear storage facility in Oskarshamn, heading off the risk that the country’s reactors would have to close in 2024. Utilities Vattenfall, Uniper and Fortum, which operate the reactors, warned this month that the CLAB storage facility would soon be full and Sweden’s six reactors at three nuclear power plants would have to shut down as a result. Nuclear power plants produce around 35% of Sweden’s electricity.
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On August 26 the Swedish government took a decision to increase of the central intermediate storage facility for spent nuclear fuel (Clab) at the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant. The capacity expansion was part of the nuclear industry’s application to build a repository for spent nuclear fuel at the Forsmark nuclear power plant. The separation gives the government more time to continue to review the copper canister issues raised by the land and environment court in January 2021.
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