Sweden to return to uranium mining

Romina Pourmokhtari became the youngest cabinet minister in Sweden’s history Uranium mining is set to return to mainland Europe as the region seeks alternatives to Russian nuclear fuel and Sweden pushes to treble its atomic energy capacity, the country’s climate minister has said.

Romina Pourmokhtari, who last year became the youngest cabinet minister in Swedish history at the age of 26, said there was a parliamentary majority behind lifting Sweden’s ban on uranium extraction and opening up by far the largest deposits in the European Union.

Nearly 40 years after the completion of the country’s last new nuclear power plant, Pourmokhtari has announced plans to build at least ten large reactors to meet an anticipated surge in demand for zero-carbon power. Pourmokhtari with Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden in June Pourmokhtari with Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden in June ANDERS WIKLUND/TT/SHUTTERSTOCK/REX FEATURES

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