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New findings about the impact of climate change on groundwater – SKB’s climate research published in a reputable journal

Container with equipment for measuring at the drill site of the approximately 700 metres deep hole. Photo: Lillemor Claesson Liljedahl. SKB has been conducting climate research in Greenland for several years. In an article that is now being published in Nature Geoscience, researchers show that a war...

Published: 2021-09-27

Uncertainty concerning the continued interim storage facility and final repository process

Johan Dasht, CEO SKB. The Government decided on 26 August to extract interim storage from SKB’s comprehensive final repository system application. The case is now with the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority and the Land and Environment Court for further investigation. The situation surrounding the c...

Published: 2021-09-22

Long process nearing completion

In an extra meeting last night, Östhammar Municipal Council by a convincing majority voted “Yes” to a spent fuel repository in Forsmark. It is a historic decision. Now it is up to the Government to make the final decision in the matter of the final repository. – It is very gratifying indeed that Öst...

Published: 2020-10-14

Historic decision – Östhammar Municipality agrees to the final repository

Östhammar Municipality agrees to the establishment of a final repository for spent nuclear fuel in Forsmark. It is clear after tonight’s vote in the municipal council. – It is very gratifying indeed that Östhammar Municipality has made this historic decision. This is absolutely crucial for making it...

Published: 2020-10-14

Strong support for SKB’s planned final repository in Östhammar Municipality

Photomontage - intersection of the Spent Fuel Repository. Photo: Lasse Modin There is strong support for SKB’s planned final repository for spent nuclear fuel in Forsmark. Eight out of ten residents (or 82 percent) in Östhammar Municipality are in favour of a spent fuel repository in the municipalit...

Published: 2020-05-07

Ensuring continued operation of SKB’s facilities

SKB is following the guidelines and recommendations of the Swedish Public Health Agency and other expert authorities concerning the handling of the coronavirus. Operations continue, but with restrictions. Measures have been taken to ensure continued operation of our nuclear facilities. In order to e...

Published: 2020-04-08

Johan Dasht is appointed the new managing director of SKB

Johan Dasht will take over as the new managing director of the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co, SKB, on 1 March 2020. Most recently, he has held the role of managing director of OKG Aktiebolag. Johan Dasht. Photo: Curt-Robert Lindqvist. Johan Dasht has many years of experience of manage...

Published: 2019-12-19

Double approval of SKB’s final repository application

The blue sections of this picture depict the new section of the Final Repository for Short-Lived Radioactive Waste, SFR, that SKB wants to extend into the bedrock under the sea. The Land and Environment Court recommends approval of SKB’s application to extend the existing Final Repository for Short-...

Published: 2019-11-15

Time for the main hearing regarding the extension of SFR

The blue sections of this picture depict the new section of the Final Repository for Short-Lived Radioactive Waste, SFR, that SKB wants to extend into the bedrock under the sea. SKB has applied for a licence to extend the final repository for short-lived radioactive waste, SFR, which has been in ope...

Published: 2019-09-23

Continued broad support for the Spent Fuel Repository and encapsulation plant

Support for the planned Final Repository for Spent Nuclear Fuel in Östhammar Municipality continues to be strong among municipal residents. In a new opinion poll carried out by Novus, nearly eight out of ten state that they are in favour of the facility being built in Forsmark. In Oskarshamn Municip...

Published: 2019-06-10