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Sweden : environmental impacts possible from Barsebaeck-2 shutdown

Brief

November 07, 2002

The Swedish government is preparing to send two independent reports on the shutdown of Barsebaeck-2 to some one hundred organizations for review and comment. The reports show that the reactor's shutdown could cause power outages and increase electric rates. It is also expected to increase reliance on fossil fuels in Denmark and Germany and thus increase greenhouse gas emissions.