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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

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