For a society safe from the effects of radiation
We work proactively and preventively with nuclear safety, radiation protection and nuclear non-proliferation in order to protect people and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation, now and in the future.
IRRS review of Sweden
The international atomic energy agency IAEA, together with a team of experts, has conducted a peer review of Sweden's legal framework in the area of nuclear safety and radiation protection. The IAEA has provided its preliminary report with recommendations and suggestions for improvement.
Joint statements on the situation in Ukraine
Sweden and SSM stand behind joint statements by INRA, the European Union and ENSREG on the situation in Ukraine. We are gravely concerned about the situation and the potential serious impacts on the safety and security of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants, especially the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant. We strongly endorse the importance of the fundamental Seven Pillars of Nuclear Safety and Security as outlined by IAEA. We continue to offer our steadfast support to the Ukrainian nuclear regulator and commend all of its efforts to keep nuclear facilities in Ukraine safe and secure. We condemn in the strongest possible terms the Russian Federation’s unprovoked and unjustified military aggression against Ukraine and appeal for maximum restraint, to avoid any action, which may put Ukraine’s nuclear facilities at risk.
New emergency zones are introduced around Swedish NPPs
As of 1 July 2022 new emergency zones are introduced around Swedish NPPs. This means that Swedish nuclear power plants will be surrounded by a precautionary action zone (PAZ) and an urgent protective action planning zone (UPZ) as well as an extended planning distance (EPD), extending approximately 5, 25 and 100 kilometres respectively. The changes are important in order to improve the feasibility of implementing effective protective actions in the event of a nuclear accident.
Some of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority’s regulations (SSMFS) are available in English.