SSM recommends approval of SKB’s application for extended repository
The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) has reviewed and recommended the approval of Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB’s (SKB) application for an extension and continued operation of SFR, a repository for low and intermediate level radioactive waste. The review found that SKB’s construction and operation of the extension can be carried out in a way that is radiologically safe, and that the method of final disposal chosen by SKB is appropriate for achieving post-closure radiation safety. On 22 October 2019, SSM, in its capacity as a preparatory authority ahead of the Government’s examination of the licence application, forwarded its formal findings to the Government of Sweden.
Sweden's eighth national report under the CNS submitted to the IAEA
Every third year, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, SSM, compiles a report on how the Swedish Government, authorities, licensees and nuclear power plant owners comply with their respective commitments under the Convention on Nuclear Safety, CNS. SSM has an assignment from the Government to produce this report. Sweden’s eighth national report has now been submitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, which serves as the Convention’s secretariat. In the report, changes are described that have had an impact on the Swedish nuclear power industry during March 2016-April 2019, as well as the present situation for the industry.
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.
Some of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority’s regulations (SSMFS) are available in English.
- 2020:05 General data in accordance with the requirements in Article 37 of the Euratom Treaty
- 2020:04 Recent Research on EMF and Health Risk, Fourteenth report from SSM’s Scientific Council on Electromagnetic Fields, 2019
- 2020:02 Models for axial gas flow and mixing in LWR fuel rods
- 2020:01 Sulphide-induced stress corrosion cracking and hydrogen absorption incopper exposed to sulphide and chloride containing deoxygenated water at 90°C
- 2019:26 Analysis of trends in brain tumour incidence in Sweden
- Information about Brexit and export control
- Notification concerning permanent shutdown of Ringhals reactor R2
- Swedish Radiation Safety Authority approves dismantling and demolition of Barsebäck reactor units 1 and 2
- Swedish Radiation Safety Authority recommends approval of SKB’s application for extended repository
- Review launched of research and development programme for management and final disposal of nuclear waste