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Taiwan gets help from Swedish nuclear waste experts

The team working on the final repository project in Taiwan. SKB is now going to help Taiwan to get the work on the final disposal of its spent nuclear fuel off the ground. A three-year agreement has been signed to provide the Taiwanese with access to SKB’s expertise in, for instance, safety assessme...

Published: 2015-07-07

SKB applies to extend SFR

Today, December 19, Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB) is submitting applications to extend the final repository for short-lived radioactive waste (SFR) at Forsmark. This represents a milestone, and a big step towards a final solution for decommissioning waste from the Swedish n...

Published: 2014-12-19

Sigrid now in Swedish waters

M/S Sigrid glides into the port at the Ringhals nuclear power plant. Photo: Joakim Hellman. Sigrid now in Swedish waters The light of dawn welcomed M/S Sigrid as she called at a Swedish port for the first time. SKB's new transport vessel arrived to Ringhals on Monday 2 December. Sigrid glided into t...

Published: 2013-12-05

Three countries with the same challenge

Timo Äikäs, Saida Laârouchi Engström and Francois-Michel Gonnot answer questions from moderator Carlos Rojas. Photo: Lasse Modin How do you win people's trust? And how do you know when the research you have done is enough? These are just some of the questions common to the three countries that have ...

Published: 2013-10-10

Christopher Eckerberg new managing director

Christopher Eckerberg is new Managing Director of SKB. Photo: Lasse Modin Christopher Eckerberg has been appointed the new Managing Director of Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB). He will continue the company’s successful work in the safe management of spent nuclear fuel and nuc...

Published: 2012-06-18

International review a milestone

Michael Sailer, chairman of the international review team. Photo: Lasse Modin An international review team appointed by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and commissioned by the Swedish government has reviewed SKB's application to build a final repository for spent nuclear fuel at Forsmark. Their...

Published: 2012-06-15

SKB’s Saida Laârouchi Engström received into French Legion of Honour

On September 20, 2012, Saida Laârouchi Engström, SKB’s Vice President for Strategy and Programme, was named Knight of the French Legion of Honour. She received the decoration for her many years of contributions to France’s national nuclear waste management program and issues concerning the safety of...

Published: 2012-03-10

SKB turns in application for permit

Yesterday, March 16th, Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company, SKB, applied for a permit to build a final repository for spent nuclear fuel and a facility where the fuel will be encapsulated before being transported to the final repository. SKB’s application will now be reviewed by the Sw...

Published: 2011-03-17