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Translation into English of the Swedish Environmental Court’s opinion on the final repository for spent nuclear fuel – as well as some comments on the decision and the further process

MKG, the Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review has made an unofficial translation into English of the Swedish Environmental Court opinion on the power industry’s Nuclear Waste Company SKB’s license application for a final repository for spent nuclear fuel in Forsmark, Sweden.

The Swedish Environmental Court’s NO to the final repository for spent nuclear fuel – a triumph for the environmental movement and the science

The Swedish Environmental Court says no to the power industry’s Nuclear Waste Company SKB’s license application for a final repository for spent nuclear fuel in Forsmark, Sweden.

The Environmental Court opinion to the government moved to Jan 23

The date for the opinion of the Swedish Land and Environmental Court to the Swedish government on the planned spent fuel repository in Forsmark has been moved from December 20 to January 23. The reason for this decision, announced by the court on December 5, is the magnitude of the court case.

Article on the Swedish environmental court proceedings

Johan Swahn, the director of MKG has written a text for Nuclear Transparency Watch (NTW) on the on-going licensing process in the Swedish environmental court for the proposed final repository at the Forsmark NPP. The court held its so-called "main hearing" in September and October and will give its opinion to the government on January 23.

The Environmental Court’s main licensing hearing about a final repository for spent nuclear fuel in Forsmark – September 5 to October 27

The Environmental Court’s main hearing concerning the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company SKB’s license application for a final repository for spent nuclear fuel in Forsmark, Sweden, began September 5, at Quality Hotel Nacka in Stockholm.

Regulator recommends approval of final repository plan — despite unresolved safety issues

The Radiation Safety Authority, SSM, has recommended that the Swedish government give the go-ahead to the nuclear power industry’s plans for a final repository for nuclear fuel waste at Forsmark, north of Stockholm. The recommendation, announced on June 29, came amidst major concerns as to the ability of the envisaged copper canisters to contain the waste.

Reject the application! Legal brief from the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and MKG to the Environmental Court and SSM

On May 31, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, SSNC, and the Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review, MKG, submitted a brief to the Land- and Environmental Court, MMD, and the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, SSM, on important issues in the review of the license application for final disposal of spent nuclear fuel at the Forsmark nuclear power plant.

Espoo-consultation on the final disposal of spent nuclear fuel

On 5 February 2016 the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency sent out a consultation letter to the participating countries in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) transboundary procedure for the planned Swedish system for final disposal of spent nuclear fuel.

The application for final disposal of spent nuclear fuel has been announced as complete

On January 29, 2016, the Land and Environmental Court, MMD, and the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, SSM, announced that the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company’s, SKB’s, license application for final disposal of spent nuclear fuel in Forsmark can be seen as complete enough to review on its merits.

Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and MKG in their third larger statement: reject or demand larger completions in the license application to build a repository for spent nuclear fuel

On June 26, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC)and the Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review (MKG) submitted their third statement to the Land- and Environmental Court, answering the latest referral from the court in the review of completion.

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