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SKB submits statement to the court: Rejects demands on completion regarding long term safety and deep borehole disposal

The license application to build a final repository for spent nuclear fuel was submitted for consultation to the relevant referral bodies by the Land and Environmental Court. The referral bodies in turn responded by demanding completions in several areas, whereby the court, in November 2012, ordered the nuclear waste company SKB to respond to these demands.

The Swedish National Council for Nuclear Waste submits statement regarding completions to the Land and Environmental Court

On October 31, the Governments advisory body on nuclear waste-issues, the Swedish National Council for Nuclear Waste [NCNW], submitted a statement to the Land and Environmental Court based on the comments made by the referral body. In this statement, the NCNW gives their view on what needs to be complemented in the license application to build a final repository for spent nuclear fuel.

SRSA submits demands on extensive completions to the Land and Environmental Court and SKB

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority [SRSA] is about to finish the ongoing initial review of the license application to build a final repository for spent nuclear fuel, submitted by the power industry’s nuclear waste company SKB. Today, SRSA has submitted a statement to the Land and Environmental Court were they place extensive demands on completions.

Great inadequacies in the license application – the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and MKG demand extensive completions

The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation [SSNC] and the Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review [MKG] have submitted a joint statement concerning the power industry’s proposed repository for spent nuclear fuel in the community of Forsmark. An extensive review of the license application has revealed a number of issues.

Book about how ten countries handle their spent nuclear fuel

This October, the International Panel on Fissile Materials [IPFM] has launched the report Managing Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors: Experience and Lessons from Around the World. The report describes how a number of countries that are using nuclear power deal with their spent nuclear fuel.

The power companies have submitted their license application to build a final repository

Today, the power companies – Vattenfall, E.ON and Fortum – submitted a license application through their subsidiary SKB to build a final repository for spent nuclear fuel in Forsmark. The application was submitted to the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority [SRSA] and to the Environmental Court, despite the heavy criticism that has been aimed towards the company.

Scientific workshop on mechanisms of copper corrosion in aqueous environments

On the 16th of November the Swedish National Council for Nuclear Waste is organising the scientific workshop: "Mechanisms of Copper Corrosion in Aqueous Environments".

The Council gives the following motivation for the workshop, that was held on the 16th of November in Stockholm:

MKG submits a consultation document to the industry regarding the choice of site

Today, MKG together with the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation [SSNC] submit a consultation document to the Swedish power industry’s nuclear waste company SKB, giving their views on the choice of site for a final repository for spent nuclear fuel.

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