2012:30 Technical Note, Initial review of physical properties and processes of the buffer and backfill. THM and other physical processes

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) reviews the Swedish Nuclear Fuel Company’s (SKB) applications under the Act on Nuclear Activities (SFS 1984:3) for the construction and operation of a repository for spent nuclear fuel and for an encapsulation facility. As part of the review, SSM commissions consultants to carry out work in order to obtain information on specific issues. The results from the consultants’ tasks are reported in SSM’s Technical Note series.

Several specific topics for which complementary information and clarifications should be requested from SKB were identified (Appendix 2). Specific review topics for consideration during the Main Review Phase are recommended in Appendix 3.