Sweden ready for upcoming IAEA IRRS-review

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has completed its reporting in preparation for the international peer-review on how Sweden complies with international guidelines on nuclear safety and radiation protection. The review is carried out by the IAEA and international experts and takes place in Sweden from 14 to 25 November 2022.

The preparations for this autumn's international IRRS (Integrated Regulatory Review Service) review of the Swedish framework for nuclear safety and radiation protection is now completed. This includes the submission of a main report, the IRRS ARM-Summary Report, which was recently approved by Director General Nina Cromnier. The report summarises the results of the self-assessment that the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has been working on since January 2021, and includes an initial action plan describing measures that addresses the conclusions drawn from the self-assessment.

The ARM-Summary Report is now available to the international review team. The team has also been provided with the full report of the self-assessment, which contains further details on how Sweden meets the IAEA's requirements on nuclear safety and radiation protection.

– The report includes about a hundred references to laws, regulations, etc., which have been translated into English to support the conclusions of the self-assessment," says Daniel Kjellin, Project Manager at the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority for the IRRS mission to Sweden.

The review will begin on 14 November with a series of interviews on site in Sweden between the international reviewers and representatives from the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, the Government Offices and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency.

– As a part of the mission some members of the review team will accompany the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority on various inspection activities to gain an understanding of the Authority's regulatory activities. The IRRS team will then compile a draft report for us to review," says Daniel Kjellin.

The review team’s conclusions will be presented at a final meeting on 25 November. Any recommendations and suggestions for improvement will then be dealt with by the authorities concerned in a revised action plan. The IAEA report will be available in the public domain after it has been finalised.

For further information, please contact Daniel Kjellin, Project Manager at the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, via the Authority's press service, tel. 08-799 40 20.