Regarding the coronavirus outbreak
To protect SKB operations and the health of employees and visitors, SKB has temporarily cancelled all external group visits to our facilities in Oskarshamn and Forsmark/Östhammar. The restriction applies until further notice.
Come and visit us!
Visitors are welcome at some of our facilities. We arrange guided tours and provide information about what we do. Contact us for more information.
The following facilities can arrange visits:
SFR – The Final Repository for Short-Lived Radioactive Waste
The SFR is where low and intermediate-level operational waste from Swedish nuclear power stations is deposited. The facility, which is close to the Forsmark nuclear power station, also deals with some radioactive waste from other industrial applications, health care and research.
Read more about the SFR
The Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory
The Äspö HRL north of Oskarshamn is a research facility for the construction of the future Spent Fuel Repository. Here we do research and undertake full-scale experiments at a depth of 450 metres in Swedish bedrock. This gives us the knowledge needed to be able to construct a secure final repository in the future.
Read more about the Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory
Discover the Underground
On some Saturdays during the year and during a few weeks each summer we offer guided tours of the Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory. We demonstrate and describe the work we are doing to ensure a safe future. Information about the tour.
Clab – Central Interim Storage Facility for Spent Nuclear Fuel
Our interim storage facility, Clab, is at the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant. This is where we keep all the spent nuclear fuel from Swedish nuclear power plants. It will eventually be sealed in canisters and transferred to the future Spent Fuel Repository.
Read more about Clab
Before the spent nuclear fuel is placed in the Spent Fuel Repository it will be sealed into copper canisters with inserts of nodular cast iron. At the Canister Laboratory at Oskarshamn we are developing techniques for welding the lids and bottom plates to the copper canisters. The canisters are inspected using ultrasound.
Read more about the Canister Laboratory