SKB receives approval for final repository application

02 December 2019

The Land and Environment Court recommends approval of SKB’s application to extend the existing Final Repository for Short-lived Radioactive Waste, SFR, in Forsmark. The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has also given its approval.

SKB’s application for permission to extend SFR has now been approved in both the Land and Environment Court’s review under the Environmental Code and the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority’s review under the Nuclear Activities Act. The next step is for the Government to decide on the matter based on the statements of the Court and the expert authority.

The application was processed in the main hearing in the Land and Environment Court for two weeks earlier this autumn. SFR has been in operation in Forsmark since 1988 and has to be extended to create capacity for final disposal of low-level and intermediate-level operational and decommissioning waste from the Swedish nuclear power plants

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