Nina Cromnier new Director General of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority

The Swedish Government has issued the decision to appoint Nina Cromnier as new Director General of the Authority (SSM) from 1 June 2019. Nina Cromnier was previously the Director General of the Swedish Chemicals Agency, which she has headed since 2010. Prior to this, Ms Cromnier has 15 years of experience from the Ministry of the Environment.

Emergency preparedness and response planning for ESS

The Authority, SSM, has proposed an urgent protective action planning zone to surround ESS, European Spallation Source, with a radius of approximately 700 metres. The zone should be established by the time the facility is taken into routine operation. This proposal was produced in consultation with Lund Municipality.

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SSM recommends approval of SKB’s application for permission to extend SFR facility

SKB (the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company) may be granted a licence under the Environmental Code to extend the repository for short-lived radioactive waste, SFR. This is the implication of the consultation response submitted by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, SSM, on 17 January 2019 in its capacity as a referral body to the land and environment court responsible for evaluating SKB’s licence application.