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Pronouncement on repository applications

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, SSM, has undertaken a regulatory review of the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company's (SKB) licence applications for final disposal of spent nuclear fuel. The review found that SKB has the potential to meet the requirements of the Act on Nuclear Activities concerning safe final disposal. On 23 January 2018, SSM, in its capacity as a preparatory authority, submitted its pronouncement to the Government regarding SKB's licence applications.

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Sweden's implementation of the obligations of the Joint Convention

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has produced a report on Sweden’s implementation of the obligations of the Joint Convention on the safety of spent fuel management and on the safety of radioactive waste management. On 23 October, this report was submitted to the Government of Sweden and the IAEA.

A pile of reports.

Emergency planning zones

A Precautionary Action Zone (PAZ) extending approximately five kilometres, an Urgent Protective Action Planning Zone (UPZ) extending around 25 kilometres, and a supplementary Extended Planning Distance (EPD) of 100 kilometres surrounding Swedish nuclear power plants: these areas were proposed on 1 November by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority in a report covering a review assignment on emergency planning zones and emergency planning distances in Sweden. This report has been forwarded to the Swedish Government.

Regulations

Some of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority’s regulations (SSMFS) are available in English.