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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…

Published: 22 June 2022

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…

Published: 30 May 2022

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.

Published: 30 May 2022

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…

Published: 10 February 2022

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.

Published: 27 January 2022

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…

Published: 22 December 2021

SKB welcomes the Government’s timetable for a decision on final repositories
The Government intends to make a decision on final repository for spent nuclear fuel in January 2022. A decision on final repository for decommissioning waste will be made before Christmas. The announcement was made by the Minister for Climate and the Environment, Annika Strandhäll, at a press confe…

Published: 9 December 2021

Following referral procedure – no obstacle to government decision on the final repository
There is nothing restricting the Government from granting a licence for the final repository as determined following a referral procedure in which the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) and the Swedish National Council for Nuclear Waste answered questions posed by the Government regarding two …

Published: 2 November 2021

New findings about the impact of climate change on groundwater – SKB’s climate research published in a reputable journal
Container with equipment for measuring at the drill site of the approximately 700 metres deep hole. Photo: Lillemor Claesson Liljedahl. SKB has been conducting climate research in Greenland for several years. In an article that is now being published in Nature Geoscience, researchers show that a war…

Published: 27 September 2021

Uncertainty concerning the continued interim storage facility and final repository process
Johan Dasht, CEO SKB. The Government decided on 26 August to extract interim storage from SKB’s comprehensive final repository system application. The case is now with the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority and the Land and Environment Court for further investigation. The situation surrounding the c…

Published: 22 September 2021