2018

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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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  • Announced availability of funding for senior researcher position in the field of aquatic radioecology

    The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority announces availability of funding for a senior researcher position in the field of aquatic radioecology. The funding, totalling SEK 1.7 million per year, is granted for three years, with a possible extension of three years. The application deadline is 11 May

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  • Sweden the pioneer country for a new international forum on safety culture

    Safety is influenced by national contexts and culture. The international bodies World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) have, together with the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM), developed the Country-Specific Safety Culture Forum. On 23-24

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  • Comment of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority on the pronouncement of the Land and Environment Court

    On Tuesday, 23 January 2018, respective pronouncements to the Government were submitted by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) and the Land and Environment Court of Nacka District Court regarding SKB's licence applications for final disposal of spent nuclear fuel.

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  • Swedish Radiation Safety Authority issues pronouncement on final disposal

    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

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  • National assessment report submitted on ageing management of nuclear power plants

    Forsmark and Ringhals have comprehensive ageing management programmes that comply with the requirements of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority and meet international expectations. Also, OKG has developed a programme that needs to be implemented by its organisation. These are conclusions drawn

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