Sweden's Forsmark nuclear power plant has been deemed safe to continue its operations for another ten years, according to the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority on Monday.
Regulator clearance in Sweden is required every ten years for the two reactors, Forsmark 1 and Forsmark 2, which are operated by Swedish company Vattenfall.
"Anyone who is authorized to hold or operate a nuclear facility must make an overall assessment of the plant's radiation safety at least every ten years according to legal requirements," the authority said in a written statement.
The Swedish authority said that Vattenfall has been given the all clear to operate the plants in a radiation-safe manner up until the next comprehensive assessment in 2028.
The two reactors have a total capacity of 2 gigawatts, equating to approximately one sixth of Sweden's total electrical energy consumption.
Forsmark 1 was commissioned in 1980 and Forsmark 2 in 1981.
"Until the next comprehensive assessment, Forsmark 1 and Forsmark 2 will pass the originally analyzed operating time of 40 years," it noted.
On June 20, International Atomic Energy Agency completed a review of long-term operational safety at Forsmark, which was then followed by the announcement from the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority.
By Murat Temizer