News and events 2016

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.
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.
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.
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.