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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.

Proposal regarding independent core cooling

On Thursday 9 October, the Authority issued conditions on the design of the independent core cooling function to the nuclear power industry. By the end of the year, we expect to take a decision on independent core cooling. This decision will imply that the nuclear power industry must have implemented fully constructed independent core cooling systems by 2020. This situation is described by Director General Mats Persson and Director Michael Knochenhauer in a debate article published on 9 October in Dagens Nyheter.

450 shades of red: about sun protection recommendations and hazards

Each year, more Swedes die from skin cancer than in traffic accidents. Our sun habits are probably the main factor behind increasing numbers of people developing skin cancer in this country. The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority developed the series of three films "450 shades of red" in order to raise awareness about the hazards of getting sunburnt and to communicate sun safety. Please help to spread the message by sharing our films with someone you care about.

No health risks from radio waves below reference levels

Collected research findings do not demonstrate any adverse impact on human health from exposure to radio waves below the Nordic countries’ reference levels. This was announced in a joint statement issued by Nordic radiation safety authorities.

More stringent regulation of powerful laser pointers

Starting 1 January 2014, it will be prohibited in Sweden to be in possession of or use powerful laser pointers without a licence issued by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority. Breaching the provisions risks a penalty of a fine or imprisonment for a maximum of two years.

Nuclear power plant safety can also be maintained in the long term

It will be possible to maintain the level of safety at Swedish nuclear power plants in the long term as well provided that the licensees implement additional safety improvements and improve their measures for inspections and maintenance of the reactors. This is the conclusion drawn by an analysis conducted by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority as assigned by the Government and which was submitted on Wednesday 31 October 2012.

Application received for construction of new nuclear power reactors

Vattenfall AB submitted an application to the Authority on 31 July 2012 concerning replacement of one or two of Vattenfall’s existing reactors with a new reactor(s).