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[cdn-nucl-l] Sweden - update on Barseback closure
Stockholm court rejects Sydkraft N-power complaint
06:29 a.m. Nov 05, 1999 Eastern
STOCKHOLM, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Stockholm city court on Friday turned down a
complaint by power group Sydkraft, bringing a Swedish nuclear reactor
shut-down plan one step closer to reality.
The court rejected Sydkraft's call for it to force Swedish government to
postpone a plan to close its two Barseback nuclear power units in southern
Sweden until after a European Commission ruling on the issue.
Sydkraft, Sweden's largest private power group, said it would appeal the
decision in a higher court.
``To ensure Sydkraft's best interest, we need to take legal action to
protect us against any possible situation which might arise,'' Sydkraft
chief executive Lars Frithiof said in a statement.
Around 46 percent of Sweden's power output is nuclear power.