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Great inadequacies in the license application – the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and MKG demand extensive completions

The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation [SSNC] and the Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review [MKG] have submitted a joint statement concerning the power industry’s proposed repository for spent nuclear fuel in the community of Forsmark. An extensive review of the license application has revealed a number of issues.

Book about how ten countries handle their spent nuclear fuel

This October, the International Panel on Fissile Materials [IPFM] has launched the report Managing Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors: Experience and Lessons from Around the World. The report describes how a number of countries that are using nuclear power deal with their spent nuclear fuel.

The power companies have submitted their license application to build a final repository

Today, the power companies – Vattenfall, E.ON and Fortum – submitted a license application through their subsidiary SKB to build a final repository for spent nuclear fuel in Forsmark. The application was submitted to the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority [SRSA] and to the Environmental Court, despite the heavy criticism that has been aimed towards the company.

Scientific workshop on mechanisms of copper corrosion in aqueous environments

On the 16th of November the Swedish National Council for Nuclear Waste is organising the scientific workshop: "Mechanisms of Copper Corrosion in Aqueous Environments".

The Council gives the following motivation for the workshop, that was held on the 16th of November in Stockholm:

MKG submits a consultation document to the industry regarding the choice of site

Today, MKG together with the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation [SSNC] submit a consultation document to the Swedish power industry’s nuclear waste company SKB, giving their views on the choice of site for a final repository for spent nuclear fuel.

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