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 ...
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...
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...
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´...
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...
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...
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.
Next step following government decision
The Government’s decision on SKB’s repository system is not the last step in the licensing process. The case will now return to the Land and Environment Court and the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, SSM, which will set detailed conditions for the coming activities. – We’re looking forward to mov...
The Government approves SKB’s final repository system
Today, the Swedish Government decided to allow SKB to build a final repository for spent nuclear fuel in Forsmark in Östhammar Municipality and an encapsulation plant in Oskarshamn.
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 (SFR) in Forsmark. The facility needs to be extended to accommodate decommissioning waste from Swedish nuclear power plants. Johan Dasht, Managing Director of SKB. Photo: Mikael Wallerste...