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SKB will publish LOT project results and SSM will do a quality control

The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and MKG had a meeting on March 25th with the General Director of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority and staff.

MKG and its member organisations take the issue of the secret LOT retrieval to the government

The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, the Friends of the Earth Sweden and the MKG have submitted a new statement to the government in its licensing review process the for spent nuclear fuel repository in Forsmark.

SKB secretly retrieves experimental packages that can decide the future of the spent fuel repository

In response to a direct question from MKG at meeting on October 16 organised by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority SSM, the nuclear waste company SKB answered that experimental packages in the LOT experiment have been retrieved – without transparency to any other actors. The LOT test is carried out in the Äspö hard rock laboratory.

MKG and member organisations send a statement to the government on SKB's complementary copper information

The complementary information the nuclear waste company SKB submitted to the government in April 2019 on the behaviour of the copper canister in the planned Swedish repository for spent nuclear fuel does not show that the company's license application meets the requirements for permissibility according to the Environmental Code.

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.

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