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Nuclear Could Make a Comeback in Sweden to Help Plug Power Gap

  • Vattenfall starts pilot study for new small reactors
  • Sweden is facing a power crisis, according to the government
The Ringhals power plant in Sweden.

The Ringhals power plant in Sweden.

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Sweden may turn to a new breed of small nuclear reactors to help meet soaring demand for electricity over the next decade. 

State-owned utility Vattenfall AB said Tuesday it will start an 18-month study on whether it’s plausible to have at least two so-called small modular reactors adjacent to the Ringhals plant on the nation’s west coast. The Swedish government last week said the country is facing a power crisis and that all technologies should be considered when boosting supplies.