This is SKB
Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co
SKB is tasked with managing Swedish nuclear and radioactive waste in a safe way. In 2009 we selected a site for the Spent Fuel Repository and in 2011 we submitted the applications to build the repository in Forsmark.
Nuclear power companies in Sweden jointly established SKB in the 1970s. Our assignment is to manage and dispose of all radioactive waste from Swedish nuclear power plants in such a way as to secure maximum safety for human beings and the environment. The assignment is so extensive that we see it as one of Sweden’s biggest environmental-protection projects.
Government says yes to extension of existing final repository
The Government today approved SKB’s application to extend the final repository for short-lived radioactive waste...
Published: December 22, 2021
SKB welcomes the Government’s timetable for a decision on final repositories
The Government intends to make a decision on final repository for spent nuclear fuel in...
Published: December 09, 2021
Following referral procedure – no obstacle to government decision on the final repository
There is nothing restricting the Government from granting a licence for the final repository as...
Published: November 02, 2021
New findings about the impact of climate change on groundwater – SKB’s climate research published in a reputable journal
SKB has been conducting climate research in Greenland for several years. In an article that...
Published: September 27, 2021
Uncertainty concerning the continued interim storage facility and final repository process
The Government decided on 26 August to extract interim storage from SKB’s comprehensive final repository...
Published: September 22, 2021
Final repository for spent nuclear fuel
On March 16th 2011, after three decades of carrying out research, developing technology and conducting surveys, SKB applied to the authorities for permission to build a repository for spent nuclear fuel in Forsmark and an encapsulation plant in Oskarshamn. It basically concerns the final solution for the spent fuel from Swedish nuclear power plants.