Agency criticizes Ringhals nuclear facility again
The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority says continued safety breaches in security measures at the nuclear power plant at Ringhals mean the plant will remain under special surveillance.
The Ringhals facility in the southwest of Sweden has been under special surveillance since 2009. The facility delivered a new report recently to the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, but that agency says problems still exist, including in the area of self-monitoring. The agency wants Ringhals' management to reappraise the measures they have taken.
Sweden's ten nuclear reactors at the Ringhals, Forsmark and Oskarshamn power plants produce around 40 percent of the country's electricity output. The nuclear facilities have had problems in recent years, and last year, they were producing electricity at 63 percent capacity.