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.

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Pronouncement on repository applications

On 23 January 2018, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, SSM, in its capacity as a preparatory authority, submitted its pronouncement to the Government regarding SKB's licence applications for final disposal of spent nuclear fuel. SSM recommends approval of SKB's applications under the Act on Nuclear Activities for licences to construct a repository for spent nuclear fuel, located at Forsmark, Östhammar Municipality, in addition to an encapsulation facility located in Oskarshamn Municipality. The Swedish Government will take the decision on whether to grant the related licences.

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.