Studsvik to treat waste from Oskarshamn

21 November 2008

Studsvik has agreed to treat the metallic waste produced during the modernisation of reactor 3 at the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden. The contract with plant-owner OKG is valued at SEK28 million ($3.4 million).

In total, around 1400t of material will be analysed and segmented, before being decontaminated and melted down at the Studsvik facility outside Nyköping. Finally, measurements will be taken to determine which parts of the material can be radiologically cleared. Typically around 95% of this type of material can be free released after treatment, recycled and used as raw material in the foundry industry, while the remainder must be returned to the customer for final disposal.

According to OKG, modernisation work is scheduled to start in March 2009. Studsvik expects to begin transporting the material to its facility for treatment in the second quarter of next year.

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