Johan Dasht is appointed the new managing director of SKB

Press releases   •   Dec 20, 2019 11:16 UTC

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.

A welcome decision in Oskarshamn

Press releases   •   Jun 18, 2018 09:53 UTC

​The municipal council in Oskarshamn decided yesterday that it stands behind Svensk Kärnbränslehantering’s plan to build a nuclear fuel encapsulation plant in the municipality.

Large majority in favour of a nuclear fuel repository in Forsmark

News   •   Jun 01, 2018 09:31 UTC

Three out of four residents in Östhammar Municipality are in favour of the planned final repository for spent nuclear fuel in Forsmark. That is what the annual opinion poll conducted by Novus for SKB in Östhammar Municipality shows. In Oskarshamn Municipality, 79 percent are in favour of the construction of the encapsulation plant Clink.

Further documentation will provide clearer answers regarding the copper canister

News   •   Feb 28, 2018 12:00 UTC

​Almost all parts of the application are approved, but the Land and Environment Court requests more documentation on the copper canister. Allan Hedin is a safety analyst at SKB and leads the work of preparing the supplementary documentation.

Two statements on the Spent Fuel Repository

News   •   Feb 19, 2018 07:00 UTC

​The answer was a clear yes in SSM’s statement to the Government on SKB’s system for final disposal of spent nuclear fuel. The Land and Environment Court was also positive in several important respects but calls for more documentation on the copper canisters.

Swedish Radiation Safety Authority recommends approval of the Spent Fuel Repository

Press releases   •   Jan 23, 2018 10:30 UTC

​The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, SSM, recommends the Government to grant a licence for a final repository for spent nuclear fuel in Forsmark and an encapsulation plant in Oskarshamn.

The Land and Environment Court’s statement in the environmental licensing process

Press releases   •   Dec 25, 2017 09:00 UTC

Today, the Land and Environment Court submitted its statement to the Government in the case concerning a final repository for spent nuclear fuel.

The court approves large parts of the application: issues relating to the site Forsmark, the rock, the buffer and the environmental impact assessment. The court also approves the encapsulation plant in Oskarshamn and increased capacity in the interim storage facility Clab. However, the court requests further information regarding the properties of the canister and long-term safety.

Eva Halldén, Managing Director.

– We can conclude that we have not been able to answer the court’s questions regarding the copper canister fully. At the same time, the Government’s expert authority, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM), wrote in its statement that SKB has the potential to meet the legislative requirements on safe final disposal, says SKB’s managing director Eva Halldén.

SSM tries the application under the Nuclear Activities Act. Licensing under the Nuclear Activities Act is a stepwise process and SKB is already working on in-depth descriptions regarding the issues where the court calls for further answers.

– When we have submitted the documentation requested by SSM, we are certain that the Government will approve the final repository also under the Environmental Code, says Eva Halldén.

In the 1970s, the nuclear power companies in Sweden formed the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company, SKB. Our task is to manage and dispose of all the radioactive waste from nuclear power plants in Sweden. The waste management must meet the highest requirements on safety for human beings and the environment. The task is so extensive that we consider it one of Sweden’s largest environmental protection projects.

Our task is to deal with all the radioactive waste from nuclear power plants in Sweden. In doing so we must meet the most stringent requirements regarding the safety of human beings and the environment. This task is so extensive that we view it as Sweden's largest environmental protection project.

​Today, the Land and Environment Court submitted its statement to the Government in the case concerning a final repository for spent nuclear fuel.

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One step closer to an extended SFR

Press releases   •   Dec 14, 2017 08:00 UTC

The Land and Environment Court and the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority have announced SKB’s application for a licence to extend the Final Repository for Short-lived Radioactive Waste, SFR, in Forsmark.

– An extension of SFR creates capacity for final disposal of low- and intermediate-level waste from the decommissioning of the Swedish nuclear power plants. The announcement is another step on the way to fulfilling our important task, says SKB’s managing director Eva Halldén.

The application for permission to extend the existing SFR was submitted in 2014 and this week’s announcement means that the review continues and enters the next phase. The Land and Environment Court will now refer the application for comment to concerned regulatory authorities, organisations and other parties that will have an opportunity to offer comments on the matter. Thereafter, the case is tried under the Swedish Environmental Code in a main hearing, which is planned for the end of 2018.

– The material in our application shows that the facility as a whole will remain safe both during operation and in the long term. Now we look forward to the referral procedure in the spring and the planned main hearing later in the year, says Peter Larsson, project manager for the SFR Extension Project.

At the same time, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority tries the application under the Nuclear Activities Act. The two licensing processes are pursued in parallel.

Our task is to deal with all the radioactive waste from nuclear power plants in Sweden. In doing so we must meet the most stringent requirements regarding the safety of human beings and the environment. This task is so extensive that we view it as Sweden's largest environmental protection project.

​The Land and Environment Court and the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority have announced SKB’s application for a licence to extend the Final Repository for Short-lived Radioactive Waste, SFR, in Forsmark.

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A week in Östhammar with a focus on the environment

News   •   Oct 16, 2017 08:30 UTC

​The fourth week of the hearing began with the court presenting the schedule for the week. SKB’s legal representative presented SKB’s demands with a special focus on the Spent Fuel Repository.

A week in Oskarshamn with inspections

News   •   Oct 10, 2017 10:00 UTC

​About 70 people were present at Forum in Oskarshamn when the third week of the main hearing began on Monday afternoon. SKB, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority and other regulatory authorities, the municipalities, environmental organisations and both local newspapers were represented.

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Our task is to deal with all the radioactive waste from nuclear power plants in Sweden. In doing so we must meet the most stringent requirements regarding the safety of human beings and the environment. This task is so extensive that we view it as Sweden's largest environmental protection project.

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