2017:30 SSM’s external experts’ review of SKB’s safety assessment SR-PSU – consequence analysis

Main review phase


The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) received an application for the expansion of SKB's final repository for low and intermediate level waste at Forsmark (SFR) on the 19 December 2014. SSM is tasked with the review of the application and will issue a statement to the government who will decide on the matter. An important part of the application is SKB’s assessment of the long-term safety of the repository, which is documented in the safety analysis named SR-PSU.

Present report compiles results from SSM's external experts' reviews of SR-PSU during the main review phase. The general objective of these reviews has been to give support to SSM's assessment of the license application. More specifically, the instructions to the external experts have been to make an indepth assessment of the specific issues defined for the different disciplines.

Table of Contents

  1. SR-PSU Main Review Phase: Radionuclide Transport Modelling George Towler and James Penfold
  2. Review of Initial State and Process Reports for Waste, Barriers, and Geosphere Richard Metcalfe
  3. Consequence analysis review: importance of caissons in 2BMA George Towler and James Penfold
  4. Review of specific topics relating to the biosphere dose assessment for key radionuclides Russell Walke, Laura Limer, and George Shaw