Forsmark

Forsmark is a village with 59 inhabitants on the east coast of Uppland, Sweden. It is most known as the location of the Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant.

Another remarkable facility in Forsmark is the static inverter of HVDC Fenno-Skan, just west of the nuclear power plant.

Because of the sensitive instruments located in the nuclear power plant for the purpose of detecting local leaks, Forsmark was, on April 27, 1986, the first place outside the Soviet Union where the signs of the Chernobyl accident became apparent. When workers at the plant were found to carry radioactive particles, the origin of the leak was investigated and it eventually became clear that the contamination came from the atmosphere rather than from the Forsmark plant itself.

There was a serious security incident on the Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant on 25 July 2006. See that page for more information.

Read more about Forsmark:  History

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Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant - July 2006 Incident
... At the request of the Swedish Government, IAEA launched an OSART mission to Forsmark ... Both the SKI and the safety chief of Forsmark power plant disagree with that opinion and state that the incident was serious but the description provided by ... Höglund has personally been involved in a legal dispute with Forsmark Nuclear powerplant for several years in connection with his private business ...
Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant - February 2007 Shutdown
... On February 3, two units at Forsmark were shut down to inspect a rubber seal in one of the safety systems ... On Forsmark 1 this seal needed to be replaced, a job that would take approximately one month ... internal report made by a few employees at Forsmark who were concerned over a "degrading safety culture" was leaked to media who ran an extensive story on it ...
Forsmark - History
... Forsmark formerly had an ironworks producing oregrounds iron. ...
List Of Nuclear Reactors - Sweden - Power Station Reactors
... shut down ASEA-Atom Barsebäck 2 BWR 630 MW 1977–2005 shut down ASEA-Atom Forsmark 1 BWR 1,018 MW 1980– operational ASEA-Atom Forsmark 2 BWR 960 MW 1981– operational ASEA-Atom ...