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Record level of support for final repository

Support for final repositories in Östhammar and Oskarshamn is stronger than ever. No fewer than 86% of residents in those municipalities support SKB’s plans to build a final repository for spent nuclear fuel in Forsmark and an encapsulation plant in Oskarshamn.

Published: 2023-05-08

Sweden and SKB rated highly by the IAEA

The expert group from IAEA at a visit to Clab in Oskarshamn. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has organised an international review of Swedish handling of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel. The expert group gives Sweden and SKB positive ratings in its review, highlighting in part...

Published: 2023-05-05

SKB publishes updated analysis of post-closure safety for Spent Fuel Repository

Hello there, Allan Hedin, safety analyst in SKB’s Research and Development Department. Last week, SKB published a number of new reports, which together form an updated analysis of post-closure safety for the Spent Fuel Repository in Forsmark. Allan Hedin, safety analyst SKB. The application for the ...

Published: 2023-03-03

Environmental judgement for extension of SFR

SKB was today, December 21, granted an environmental permit for an extension of the final repository for short-lived radioactive waste, SFR in Forsmark. The judgement was announced by the Land and Environment Court and regulates, among other things, noise, transport and other types of impact on the ...

Published: 2023-01-04

Separate judgement in nature protection case

When it emerged that three ponds will have to be filled in during the construction of the Spent Fuel Repository in Forsmark, SKB requested exemption from the Species Protection Ordinance in order to be able to move protected species such as the pool frog and the crested newt. The Land and Environmen...

Published: 2023-01-04

SKB presents new research programme

SKB’s research and technological development will continue even when the large-scale final repository projects are being implemented. Upcoming initiatives are now being presented in a new Research, Development and Demonstration Programme, RD&D 2022, which has been submitted to the Swedish Radiat...

Published: 2022-10-06

Court grants licence for extended interim storage in Clab

The Land and Environment Court has today granted SKB an environmental licence to increase the quantity of spent nuclear fuel in the Clab interim storage facility from 8,000 tonnes to 11,000 tonnes. Meanwhile, the licensing process under the Swedish Nuclear Activities Act continues. Johan Dasht, SKB´...

Published: 2022-06-22

Record level of support for final repository in Forsmark

A new survey from Novus reveals that 84 per cent of residents in Östhammar Municipality are in favour of a final repository for spent nuclear fuel in Forsmark. This is the highest result since the first opinion poll was conducted in 2013. Johan Dasht, CEO of SKB Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt. – The stro...

Published: 2022-06-22

Sustainability work – a job that never ends, is never finished

Sustainability is a broad concept that is usually associated with climate and the environment. But it’s much bigger than that. Work on sustainable development has been in progress for a long time at SKB, the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company, and has always been a feature of our oper...

Published: 2022-05-30

Reduced carbon footprint with new fuel mix

SKB’s transport vessel m/s Sigrid will start operating with an admixture of ten percent non-fossil HVO fuel. This measure is more far-reaching than the requirements being discussed at EU level and entails a tangible reduction of SKB’s total carbon footprint.

Published: 2022-05-30