2011:31 Allocation of Decommissioning and Waste Liabilities

A crucial task for the present generations is to ensure that environmental liabilities are identified sufficiently well so that it may be possible to accumulate the corresponding necessary financial assets in the Swedish Nuclear Waste Fund. Adequate funding will provide forthcoming generation’s with the financial means to decommission and dismantle older nuclear facilities that are part of the Swedish nuclear waste legacy.

It ought to be stressed that, if sustainability and long term credibility of the financing system shall be met, the necessary contributions to the fund need to be determined with a precision that provides a high degree of confidence that the accumulated total will balance the future environmental liabilities.

SSM undertakes reviews of crucial questions that may have an effect on these provisions. In order to enhance transparency and thereby introduce a spectrum of multi-disciplinary judgement in these areas, analytical studies are made by external and independent scholars.