The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority is commissioned by the Government of Sweden to produce a national plan for radioactive waste management, the Swedish National Programme. The Programme was submitted to the European Commission on 20 August 2015.
The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, or SSM, has a Government assignment to implement an up to date national plan accounting for the origin, management, treatment, transport, interim storage and final disposal of spent nuclear fuel and other radioactive waste in Sweden. Council Directive 2011/70/Euratom, the ‘Nuclear Waste Directive’, imposes requirements on Member States to produce a national programme for radioactive waste.
A presentation is made in the Swedish National Programme covering quantities of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste produced in Sweden, as well as estimates of future quantities. The account of waste quantities is to be updated annually. The European Commission received the National Programme from SSM in August.
For more information, please contact: Flavio Lanaro, analyst at the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, Tel: +46 8 799 44 92, or the Authority’s press officer on call on +46 8 799 40 20.
The Swedish National Programme:
Safe and responsible management of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste in Sweden (3 mB)