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Westinghouse Sweden / Regulator Ready To Consider Licence Application

By David Dalton
28 June 2019

Regulator Ready To Consider Licence Application
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Westinghouse Electric’s application for a licence to continue its operations in Sweden is complete and ready to be examined, the regulator said.

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority said it had also received an environmental impact assessment to accompany the application.

A public comment period will now run until 1 August 2019 with the regulator planning to submit its recommendations to the government in August. The government will make a final decision.

Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB’s current licence to operate in Sweden expires at the end of the year.

Westinghouse Electric Sweden operates in four locations in Vasteras and Täby, near Stockholm. It manufactures and distributes nuclear plant products and technologies including nuclear fuel and components. At Vasteras the company owns and operates a fuel fabrication facility where parts of the production lines are dedicated to VVER-1000 fuel for Russian-made reactors.

The company was formerly known as Westinghouse Atom AB and changed its name to Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB in November 2003.

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