News and events 2019

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.
The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) review work prior to providing an opinion to the government on SKB's supplementary information on copper corrosion included support from the reports of three external expert groups. One of the groups was very critical in its assessment of how the nuclear waste company SKB chose to answer the questions raised by the Land and Environmental Court regarding copper corrosion when it rejected the application to build the repository on 23 January 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.