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.
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.
A welcome decision in Oskarshamn
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
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
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
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
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
Today, the Land and Environment Court submitted its statement to the Government in the case concerning a final repository for spent nuclear fuel.
One step closer to an extended SFR
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.
A week in Östhammar with a focus on the environment
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
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.