Swedish National Action Plan for ageing management at nuclear power plants has been submitted

On 30 September, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority submitted a national action plan to ENSREG, the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group, which is the European Commission’s expert advisory group. The action plan is contained in a report on ageing management at Swedish nuclear power plants.

This report, “Ageing Management, Swedish National Action Plan”, is a result of a topical peer review that is ongoing in compliance with Article 8 of the Nuclear Safety Directive, 2014/87/Euratom, which stipulates that Member States must perform national assessments based on a specific topic related to nuclear safety. A national action plan is meant to facilitate follow-ups of measures to be taken at nuclear power plants for ageing management, and should serve as a guide for ENSREG as part of future follow-up activities.

“We assess that the measures identified by Swedish licensees are adequate and will result in an improved status in the area of ageing management at nuclear power plants,” says Nina Persson, head of section at the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority.

In the National Action Plan, Sweden responds to the review results from both the national assessment report (SSM2017:36) and from ENSREG’s country-specific findings. Sweden has also taken note of other potential improvements that were identified, and defined actions to be taken.

For more information, please contact: Nina Persson, Head of Section, Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, Tel. +46 8 799 41 13, or the Authority’s press officer on +46 8 799 40 20.