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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.

Celebrating 90 Years of Expertise – Radiological Protection in the Next Decade

In 2018 ICRP and ICRU celebrate their respective 90th anniversaries. To celebrate these anniversaries, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, in collaboration with ICRP and ICRU, hosted a two-day colloquium in Stockholm on 17-18 October 2018. The topic of the colloquium was 90 years of radiation science and radiation protection, with a focus on what is on the horizon in terms of developments in the sciences and the evolution of society.

National coordination needed for long-term knowledge management

Areas of research that are critical to society are currently underfunded and education programmes relating to radiation safety are in jeopardy; also, national coordination is a prerequisite for maintaining competencies over the long term in the field of nuclear safety and radiation protection. These conclusions have been drawn by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority as part of a government assignment on investigating the assumptions for maintaining national competence as part of the Authority's mandates. These findings have been presented to the Government of Sweden.