The UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded its operational safety review of Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant and expects to be able to present its final report for Swedish Government inspection within around three months.
“The requested OSART review is very much in line with our expectations,” said Hans von Uthmann a Senior Executive Vice President of Vattenfall and chair of the board of Forsmark. “I would like to thank the OSART team above all for all their hard work in identifying areas for improvement. We can also state that the IAEA inspection clearly shows that the measures initiated a year ago are already bearing fruit.”
Areas where IAEA considers there are opportunities for improvement include:
IAEA also identified several so-called good practices at the plant, such as:
These examples of good practice will be disseminated to other nuclear power plant around the world to enable these too, to have the opportunity of implementing them in their operations.
“I am satisfied with the findings that clearly show Forsmark maintains a high international standard and I know that Forsmark has worked very hard with the international review,” said Jan Edberg, President, Forsmarks Kraftgrupp AB. “We are going to implement the invaluable suggestions we have received through the IAEA OSART review in our ongoing development programme.”
(Source: Business Wire)