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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.

MKG’s international seminar on deep boreholes and the German nuclear waste situation

On June 3, the Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review, MKG, organized an international seminar with experts, invited to speak about the alternative method deep boreholes and the German nuclear waste situation.

The Court adopts new time frame and mentions process hinders

On the 14:th of March, the Land- and Environmental court of Nacka revised their schedule for processing the application to build final repository for spent nuclear fuel in accordance with the Swedish Environmental Code. According to the former time frame, the court considered to give SKB an injunction to submit completions during January/February of 2014.

SSNC and MKG’s joint statement on the research- and development program Fud-13

The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and the Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review, MKG, has submitted a joint statement on the power industry’s nuclear waste company’s research and development program Fud-13 to the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority.

In a new statement, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and MKG demand completions in the license application to build a repository for spent nuclear fuel

On October 15, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation [SSNC] and the Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review [MKG] submitted their second statement to the Land- and Environmental Court, giving their view of the nuclear waste company’s [SKB] answer to the demands of completions.

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