New security requirements for nuclear power plants may end up costing Swedish state-owned power company Vattenfall SEK billions.
One of the requirements, introduced in the EU in response to the Fukushima catastrophe, regards the so-called independent emergency core cooling, a cooling system that functions even during loss of power, newspaper Dagens Industri wrote.
Vattenfall owns seven reactors and it will require an investment of SEK billions for each of those reactors. How expensive it will become depends on the safety requirements defined by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority.
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