Welcome to MKG, the Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review

MKG, the Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review, is a non-governmental environmental organization established in 2004 mainly by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation [SSNC] to work specifically with nuclear waste issues. At present the following NGOs are members of MKG: Nature and Youth SwedenFriends of the Earth Sweden, The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation in the county of KalmarThe Swedish Society for Nature Conservation in the county of UppsalaOss – the local Public Opinion group for Safe Final Storage of Radioactive WasteThe Peoples' Movement Against Nuclear Power And Weapons and The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation.

MKG strives to assure that method, as well as location, of a Swedish repository for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel and other radioactive waste meets the highest possible long-term standards for health and environment.

The purpose of this web site is to provide an unbiased insight into the Swedish judicial review of the current application to build a final repository for our spent nuclear fuel. We also want to give clear and accessible information on the nuclear industry’s proposed KBS method and about the alternative method of Deep Borehole Disposal.

As an active participant in the consultation process, we have reached the conclusion that the alternative method Deep Borehole Disposal should be given proper consideration and evaluation, as the possible benefits when compared to the heavily critiqued KBS method appear to be substantial.

 

Web-broadcast of seminar with experts from Canada, Switzerland and Europe on radioactive waste

Stockholm 24 May 2019
Link to video stream

Three international experts on radioactive waste visited Sweden invited by MKG and Milkas. They shared their knowledge of the radioactive waste situation in Canada, Switzerland and Europe at a seminar at the office of Swedish Society for Nature Conservation in Stockholm. Johan Swahn from MKG also commented on the situation of the Swedish government review of the license application for a repository for spent fuel at the Forsmark nuclear powerplant.

A web-broadcast of the seminar can be seen afterwards via this link.

Guests and presentations: 
- Dr. Gordon Edwardspresident, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility.
Nuclear waste in a Canadian perspective >>
Marcos Buser, 
geologist and social scientist, Institute for sustainable waste management INA Ltd, Zürich
Nuclear waste in a Swiss perspective >>
- Jan Haverkampsenior expert nuclear energy for Greenpeace and WISE
Nuclear waste from a European perspective >> 
and
Johan Swahn, director, Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review (MKG)
Comments on the ongoing licensing review of the planned repository for used nuclear fuel in Forsmark

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