An international team of experts from OECD’s Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) have for one year now been reviewing parts of the repository application from the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB). On Wednesday, 13 June, representatives of the team of experts will present their final report.
Sweden has engaged OECD’s Nuclear Energy Agency to arrange an independent review by international experts to assist with the ongoing licensing review of the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company’s application for construction of a repository in Forsmark. The team of experts are reviewing SKB’s description of long-term radiation safety as well as the selection of site and method.
The NEA began its review in May 2011. This review will support the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority’s own review and provide important input to the municipalities concerned and other stakeholders.
The international team of experts will present their report on two occasions:
- On 13 June in Stockholm for invited guests
- On 14 June in Gimo at a meeting open to the general public
An invitation will be sent soon. More details will be announced on the Authority’s website and Östhammar Municipality’s website. The presentation in Stockholm will be webcast on the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority’s website.
Facts about the NEA
The NEA is the Nuclear Energy Agency of the OECD–the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. It is an intergovernmental agency with representatives from 30 of the most developed industrialized countries. The NEA acts as a forum for international co-operation on technical and policy matters relating to the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. In the field of radioactive waste management, the NEA has the important task of supporting the work of governments and their specialists for a common understanding of the knowledge situation and for promoting progress in this field.
More information about the peer review, the team members, questions and answers, etc.
Watch the webcasts from the hearing in December 2011 and the NEA’s presentation of preliminary conclusions
Read more about the NEA
Read more on Östhammar Municipality’s website