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Sweden’s nuclear regulator SSM has supported an application to expand and continue the operations of an existing repository for short-lived radioactive waste at Forsmark on the country’s eastern coast.

The government still has to take the final decision on the application for the repository near the Forsmark nuclear station. The repository is run by Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management (SKB) and stores low- and medium-level radioactive waste.

SKB plans to expand the existing facility to receive demolition waste from the decommissioning of nuclear plants in Sweden.

Date: Thursday, 24 October 2019
Original article: nucnet.org/news/regulator-gives-go-ahead-for-expansion-of-forsmark-repository-10-3-2019

A permit for the expansion of the existing SFR repository for low- and intermediate-level waste should be granted under the Sweden's Environmental Code, the country's Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) has recommended to the Land and Environment Court in Stockholm.

Date: Friday, 18 January 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Swedish-regulator-supports-repository-expansion

Sweden's Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) today submitted a positive opinion to the government on Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB's (SKB's) application to build a repository for used nuclear fuel, together with a plant to encapsulate the fuel prior to disposal. However, the Land and Environment Court in Stockholm has called for further documentation on the copper capsules in which the fuel will be stored within the repository.

Date: Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Swedish-repository-gets-positive-regulatory-respon

The licence application by Sweden's radioactive waste management company for an integrated system for the final disposal of used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste has been endorsed by the country's Radiation Safety Authority (SSM). A final decision to licence the facilities will be made next year.

Date: Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Swedish-regulator-approves-repository-application

Sweden's nuclear regulator Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten (SSM) has said radioactive waste management company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering (SKB) can meet all the safety and radiation protection requirements for its planned used nuclear fuel encapsulation plant. SKB has asked permission to build an encapsulation facility next to the Clab interim storage facility in Oskarshamn. The facility will be used for encapsulation of used nuclear fuel in copper disposal canisters. SKB has also submitted an application for permission to increase Clab's storage capacity from 8,000t to 11,000t. SSM said SKB has the potential to implement these plans "in compliance with regulations governing radiation protection and nuclear safety". But SSM said SKB must ask for new permission for the company's management of reactor core components being stored at Clab that will need to be removed to make space for additional quantities of used fuel.

Date: Tuesday, 29 March 2016
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsswedens-planned-used-fuel-storage-expected-to-meet-safety-requirements-4850038

Swedish nuclear fuel and waste management company SKB is planning to complete the licensing process for a used nuclear fuel repository at Forsmark and to begin construction in 2019, according to the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM). By then, SKB plans to have the review of its licence application completed by the SSM and the land and environmental court, as well as to obtain a decision by the Swedish government and to complete the preliminary safety analysis report. Construction and commissioning of the repository could then be completed by 2028, when trial operations would begin. Commercial operation is scheduled for 2030.

Date: Thursday, 03 September 2015
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsswedens-skb-to-start-building-repository-in-2019-4663068