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The expansion of Sweden's existing SFR repository for low and intermediate-level waste at Forsmark has been approved by the Land and Environment Court in Stockholm. With approval already granted by the nuclear regulator, the government will now make a final decision on the application.

Date: Friday, 15 November 2019
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Finnish waste management company Posiva has contracted Bond Technologies of the USA to manufacture, install and commission a friction stir welding system for sealing copper disposal canister lids at its used fuel encapsulation plant under construction at Olkiluoto.

Date: Friday, 01 November 2019
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The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SRSA) said on 24 October that it had reviewed and recommended the approval SKB’s application for an extension and continued operation of the SFR repository for low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste.

Date: Wednesday, 30 October 2019
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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
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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
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Systems design and safety analysis work has begun for a planned encapsulation plant as part of Swedish waste and fuel management company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB's (SKB) plans for managing the country's radioactive waste.


The encapsulation plant - known as Clink - is to be built next to SKB's existing interim storage facility, Clab, at Simpevarp, which is 25 kilometres north of Oskarshamn. The two plants will be operated together as an integrated facility. Swedish nuclear regulator SSM last year expressed a positive opinion of the plans, which are now undergoing licensing reviews.

Construction of Clink, where used nuclear fuel will be encapsulated in copper capsules - could begin in the early 2020s if all SKB's permit applications are approved, SKB CEO Eva Halldén said.

SKB has now commissioned three suppliers - Babcock Noell GmbH (BNG), Sweco Industry and Vattenfall AB - to develop the system engineering and safety work for the encapsulation plant. These will form the basis for further investigations by SSM.

BNG is to work on the encapsulation process, with Sweco working on construction and technical systems, safety and security related systems and safety analysis. Vattenfall will prepare the preliminary safety report. The contracts are worth SEK400 million ($46 million) and the project will take three years.

Sweco said its contract to finalise the plant's plans, design and technical building services and safety, control and power supply systems could be worth over SEK200 million subject to SKB obtaining the necessary authorisations. The Swedish engineering design company will also create system-level requirements and solutions, a preliminary safety report, budget calculations, procurement documentation for suppliers and contractors, and detailed design.

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Date: Monday, 12 June 2017
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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
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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
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Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company SKB has submitted an application for a permit to build a final repository for spent nuclear fuel and a facility for fuel encapsulation. SKB’s application, submitted March 16, will now be reviewed by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority and the Environmental Court. The application will subsequently be presented for political decision in the relevant municipalities and by the government.

Date: Monday, 21 March 2011
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The Swedish nuclear fuel and waste management company, SKB, has selected Forsmark as the site for the final repository of Sweden’s spent nuclear fuel.

Date: Friday, 05 June 2009
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