3 April 2013 |

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. On April 2, SKB responded by giving their views the matter. The nuclear waste company basically rejects most demands on completion. It is not view of the company that the court should address issues concerning long term environmental security linked to radiation safety, for instance problems with copper corrosion and clay. What is more, the company claims that a better account of alternative methods, such as deep borehole disposal, is not needed in the application. 

In 2011, the power industry’s nuclear waste company SKB submitted a license application to build a final repository for spent nuclear fuel in Forsmark. Spent nuclear fuel is the most hazardous nuclear waste and must be kept isolated from the biosphere for hundreds of thousands of years.

On April 2, SKB handed in their views on the demands for completions that have been made on the license application to the Land and Environmental Court of Nacka.

MKG ascertains that the reply made by the company is scanty in most regards, as it either states that sufficient information on the subject is to be found in the original application, or makes good use of vague formulations, effectively obscuring the issue at hand. Furthermore, the company seems to have great difficulties answering the questions posed and it is apparent that handling these issues in a proper manner will indeed take some time.


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