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  • Swedish Radiation Safety Authority hosts international meeting on nuclear and radiological security

    Within the framework of the G7 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction, representatives gathered from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Ukraine for the purpose of conducting dialogue on

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  • National coordination needed for long-term knowledge management in the field of nuclear safety and radiation protection

    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.

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  • Stockholm colloquium to highlight 90 years of expertise and the future of radiation protection

    Two international commissions, the ICRP and ICRU, are both celebrating their 90th year since their inception. These anniversaries are the theme of a colloquium to be held in Stockholm on 17 and 18 October. The 90th Anniversary Colloquium will highlight 90 years of expertise, radiation science, and

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  • Sweden’s implementation of Nuclear Waste Directive reported to European Commission

    The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has prepared Sweden's second national report, as per Council Directive 2011/70/Euratom on establishing a Community framework for the responsible and safe management of spent fuel and radioactive waste. The report has been submitted to the European Commission.

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  • Swedish Radiation Safety Authority collecting NPP experience from this summer’s heatwave

    The long uninterrupted period of very high temperatures over the past summer has required various actions to be taken at the Swedish NPPs, and has also affected their operation. In order to collect experiences owing to the extreme weather situation, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority will ask

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  • Raising the level of nuclear safety and security internationally

    In 2017, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority ran projects in the areas of nuclear safety, security and non-proliferation in Ukraine, the Russian Federation, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova. This programme is a component of the Authority's international work. The projects, part of an assignment

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  • New regulations introduce obligatory notification

    Veterinarians and dentists with specific kinds of X-ray equipment, workplaces with high levels of radon, and activities involving naturally occurring radioactive material are some of the operations involving ionising radiation that no longer need to be licensed. Instead, the specific activity must

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  • Sweden’s national report on Joint Convention up for review on 22 May

    In October 2017, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority submitted a report to the Swedish Government and the IAEA 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 22 May 2018, the

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  • The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority approves first dismantling project in reactor O2

    The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, SSM, has issued its approval of OKG Aktiebolag's (OKG) revised safety analysis report (SAR) on segmentation of the reactor internals and fuel boxes at the reactor Oskarshamn 2 (O2) of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant. The decision means that OKG can begin

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  • New Swedish action plan for reducing the health effects of radon

    As suggested in a national action plan for radon, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority should be mandated with coordinating the shared efforts of competent authorities. Also, it has been proposed to have radon levels in dwellings and in occupational settings mapped and analysed, with initiatives

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