First ever Russian nuclear fuel for Western reactor

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Russian-developed and manufactured TVS Kvadrat (TVS-K) fuel will be destined for the Ringhals 3, pressurised water reactor (PWR) of Sweden. Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer- TVEL, a sister concern of Rosatom, for the first time in history to supply such fuel assembly for the western design reactors.

Under an agreement signed between TVEL and Swedish state-owned concern – Vattenfall, Russia to make the first shipment of TVS-Kvadrat in April for the Ringhals 3 NPP, Informed Valborg Bjorn, Head of the North-European subdivision of Vattenfall.

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Swedish nuclear reactor shut after sea water infiltration

Friday, December 21, 2012

Stockholm, Dec 21: A reactor in Sweden’s biggest nuclear plant was stopped after an infiltration of sea water, the operator Vattenfall and the national nuclear industry watchdog said.

“There is no safety problem” at Reactor 4 at the Ringhals plant near Gothenburg in the country’s southwest, nuclear authority inspector Jan Gsjo told the national TT news agency.

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Greenpeace Targets Swedish Nuclear Plants

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Two nuclear-power plants majority-owned by Vattenfall AB, a state-owned Swedish power company, were targeted by Greenpeace activists, about 70 of whom broke into restricted areas.

The activists targeted the Ringhals plant on Sweden's west coast and the Forsmark facility on the east coast. Combined they produce about 36% of energy consumed in Sweden.

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Dominion reactor parts from company that supplied shut Belgian unit

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Dominion's four Virginia nuclear units have reactor pressure vessels made by the same manufacturer that supplied a Belgian reactor shut down because of possible vessel cracking, a Dominion spokesman said Friday.

Dominion is following developments in Belgium, but has not been notified by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission of any information related to the incident, Richard Zuercher said.

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Threat levels raised after power plant 'bomb' find

Thursday, June 21, 2012

After the discovery of explosives on the premises of Swedish nuclear power plant Ringhals south of Gothenburg on Wednesday afternoon, authorities quickly raised the threat level at all Swedish nuclear facilities.

“They have all raised the threat level as a precaution,” said Maria Stråhle at the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten) to news agency TT.

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Fire at Swedish nuclear plant, reactor safe

Friday, July 11, 2008

STOCKHOLM, July 11 (Reuters) - A fire broke out on Friday on the roof of a turbine facility at Sweden's Ringhals nuclear power plant but was brought under control, rescue services said.

A spokesman for the plant said there was no risk to the reactor.

"It's ... a fire on the roof of one of the turbine facilities at Ringhals 2," said Fredrik Akesson, of the fire brigade in Varberg. "I would say it's under control."

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Reactor at Swedish nuclear plant offline

Friday, June 13, 2008

Stockholm - A reactor at the Swedish nuclear plant Ringhals has been offline for a month after problems with auxiliary coolant pumps were detected during annual maintenance work, the plant said Friday. Two of the three auxiliary pumps had "insufficient capacity," Ringhals spokesman Gosta Larsen told local media.

The maintenance work began early May and the problems were detected during the overhaul.

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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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