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For a society safe from the effects of radiation

Our vision is a society safe from the effects of radiation. We work proactively and preventively with nuclear safety, radiation protection and nuclear non-proliferation in order to protect people and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation, now and in the future.

Proposed repository: The first preliminary outcomes

In June 2015, the Authority presented some preliminary outcomes from the ongoing regulatory review of SKB's licence application for a spent nuclear fuel repository. The outcomes relate to factors such as nuclear safety and radiation protection during construction and operation of the facility, planned to be sited at Forsmark, as well as after closure of the repository.

Statement in 2017 concerning the geological repository in Sweden

In a statement to the Finnish government on 12 February 2015, STUK–the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority’s counterpart in Finland–has found that the Olkiluoto final disposal facility can be constructed in compliance with safety requirements. In Sweden, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority is examining an application from the Swedish nuclear power industry for permission to construct a spent nuclear fuel repository here. The Authority will submit its formal findings to the Swedish Government in 2017. In both Sweden and Finland, the respective governments take the ultimate decision on whether or not to allow these final disposal facilities to be constructed.


Four years since the accident at Fukushima Daiichi

On 11 March 2015, four years had passed since the nuclear power plant accident at Fukushima Daiichi, Japan. After the accident, the work of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, as well as the efforts of many other organisations and public authorities, involve identifying lessons learned from the accident and analysing potential lessons to be learned and operational experience that could reduce the risk of new accidents occurring, in addition to strengthening their preparedness for nuclear emergencies. Here we present a couple of examples of lessons learned and actions taken following this accident:


Licensees have considerable confidence in the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority contributes to a higher level of radiation safety and has competent employees, but needs to cut its processing times and develop its regulations. This is the outcome of a recent survey. Here, the Authority engaged TNS SIFO to survey the opinions of businesses and other organisations which have, or have applied for, a licence for radiation applications.