News and events 2021

On 22 December, the Government decided to approve the extension of the repository for short-lived radioactive waste in Forsmark (SFR) with a new repository (SFR 2).
The new Minister of Climate and Environment Annika Strandhäll at a press conference on December 8 presented a timetable for a decision on the planned repository for spent nuclear fuel in Forsmark, and a decision on the extension of the current repository for short-lived radioactive waste
On August 26 the Swedish government took a decision to increase of the central intermediate storage facility for spent nuclear fuel (Clab) at the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant.
On June 20th, the Swedish government sent out a referral to get comments on the issue of separating the licensing of the expansion of the capacity of the intermediate storage facility for spent nuclear fuel (Clab) from the licensing process for the spent nuclear fuel repository in Forsmar
On 11 June, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC), the Friends of the Earth Sweden and the Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review (MKG) submitted a legal brief with 25 appendixes to the Swedish Ministry of the Environment.
Despite the massive criticism from researchers and environmental organizations, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) on March 11 gave its approval, in an opinion to the Swedish government, of how the nuclear waste company SKB carried out analyses and presented results of the coppe
In the beginning of March 2021 the Swedish nuclear regulator SSM is to provide a report to the Swedish government on the copper corrosion results from two 20-year experimental packages from the LOT project that the nuclear waste company SKB reported on in the autumn of 2020.