Diminishing Safety at Swedish Atomic Reactors

A new report from the Swedish nuclear energy inspectorate adds more criticism to the discussion of safety levels at Sweden’s 12 atomic reactors – claiming that every year more deviations have been recorded in security controls.

The annual report claims it notes an increasing amount of missing tests and slow or failed efforts to correct weakenesses in the system.

The last months have seen a number of Swedish reactors taken off line for repairs and safety checks – and unexplainable delays in taking counter action and reporting radiation leackage and problems.

Anti-nuclear energy critics point to the millions of dollars lost in the lack of electric power from the closed reactors – and the still unsolved problem of storing nuclear waste.

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