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New overview of eight countries' nuclear waste management from the Swedish National Council for Nuclear Waste

The Swedish National Council for Nuclear Waste [Kärnavfallsrådet], the government’s scientific advisory board, has published a report on how eight different countries manage nuclear waste.

Web-broadcast of seminar with experts from Canada, Switzerland and Europe on radioactive waste

Three international experts on radioactive waste visited Sweden invited by MKG and Milkas. In a seminar in Stockholm on May 24th, 2019, they shared their knowledge of the radioactive waste situation in Canada, Switzerland and Europe at a seminar at the office of Swedish Society for Nature Conservation in Stockholm.

SKB sends complementary information on copper corrosion to the government

On April 4, 2019 the nuclear waste company SKB sent complementary information on copper corrosion to the government. The company declared that there are no problems with copper corrosion and that the environmental court has been misinformed and lacks the competence necessary to have an opinion on copper corrosion issues.

The government gives SKB the opportunity to comment on the opinions from the court and regulator

On June 1, the Swedish government gave the nuclear waste company SKB the opportunity to supplement and comment in the on-going government review of the license for the planned repository for spent nuclear fuel in Forsmark.

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 victory 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.

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