2024:09 General data in accordance with the requirements in Article 37 of the Euratom Treaty

Expanded operations within Cyclife Sweden AB

SSM perspective

This report has been completed by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, SSM, mainly based on information provided by the license holder, Cyclife Sweden AB. SSM has controlled that the general data provides the necessary information and that it complies with the guideline of the most recent recommendations of the application of Article 37 of the Euratom Treaty.


Cyclife Sweden AB (Cyclife) operates facilities that manages and treats radioactive waste, mainly from the nuclear industry, in order to recycle metals and volume reduce wastes that can either be treated by melting, incineration or pyrolysis.

This document describes the plans of expansion of operations (from 5 600 tonnes to 10 600 tonnes) within Cyclife Sweden AB, situated on the Studsvik Tech Park in Sweden. The purpose of the document is to serve as information for the European Commission, and to fulfil the requirements of Article 37 of the Euratom Treaty. According to Article 37, each Member State shall provide the Commission with such general data as will make it possible to determine whether the planned activities are liable to result in radioactive contamination of another Member State.

The plans of expansion within Cyclife Sweden AB are considered a modification of plan for the disposal of radioactive waste on which no opinion has already been given under the terms of Article 37. Therefore the general data is submitted according to Annex VI in the Commission Recommendation of 11 October 2010 on the application of Article 37 of the Euratom Treaty.

This document also presents an estimation of the maximum expected emissions of radioactivity to air and water during operation of 10 600 tonnes. This also includes a dose evaluation to explain the impact on a reference population living in the vicinity to the facilities.

During normal operation after the increase of production levels the expected maximum dose exposure for an individual is estimated to be 0.44 µSv (total: air and water), this compared to today’s level of 0.03 µSv, an increase of approximately 0.42 µSv. This means that the maximum exposure for an adult, child, or an infant in the vicinity of the facilities are expected to be far below 10 µSv per year for both emissions from air and water during normal conditions. Any unexpected emissions are also estimated to be below 1 mSv per year for an adult, child, or an infant in the vicinity of the facilities and therefore do not pose any risk to the neighbouring Member States.