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Start / Spent nuclear fuel repository

Repository for spent nuclear fuel

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority is in the process of reviewing the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company’s (SKB) application for permission to construct a repository for spent nuclear fuel. The Authority expects to complete its examination of the application in 2017. This is when we will submit our statement to the Government, which takes the decision on whether SKB will be permitted to construct the repository. Up until then, we will gradually publish some of our preliminary assessments.

SSM's consultation response to the land and environmental court: SKB has the potential to fulfil repository safety requirements

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has assessed that the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB) has the potential to comply with the Authority’s nuclear safety and radiation protection requirements for the final disposal of spent nuclear fuel. Consequently, the Authority recommends in its statement of findings to the land and environmental court that the repository system should be deemed a permissible activity according to the Swedish Environmental Code.