New report on Sweden’s implementation of the obligations of the Joint Convention

On the basis of a Government assignment, 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.

Every third year, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has the Government assignment of compiling a report on the level of fulfilment of the Swedish Government, regulatory authorities, licensees and nuclear power plant owners in relation to their respective commitments under the Joint Convention. This year’s report reflects an intensive licensing phase as part of the Swedish programme for spent fuel management.

“The report illustrates Sweden’s nuclear waste programme, with a special emphasis on the ongoing licensing reviews of the spent nuclear fuel repository and extension of SFR, as well as the impact of decommissioning decisions,” says Björn Dverstorp, senior adviser at the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority.

Sweden’s sixth national report was submitted to the Swedish Government and the IAEA’s secretariat on 23 October. All countries that have ratified the Joint Convention produce the same kind of report. This has launched planning of the next phase of Convention work: reviewing reports from other countries and responding to questions on Sweden’s national report.

“The final review meeting will be held in Vienna over a period of two weeks in May 2018, when Sweden and other contracting parties will present their respective national reports. This time around, SSM will contribute with no less than four functionaries who will attend the review meeting,” says Mr Dverstorp.

For more information, please contact: Björn Dverstorp, Senior Adviser, Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, via the Authority’s duty press officer on Tel. +46 8 799 40 20.