Public Comment Sought on Application for Swedish Spent Nuclear Fuel Respository


The license applications to build a final disposal site for used nuclear fuel in Sweden are ready for public comment.
SKB said its applications to build a spent nuclear fuel repository at Forsmark, as well as an encapsulation facility adjacent to an interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel in Oskarshamn Municipality, are sufficiently complete for technical scrutiny. The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority gave public notice of the applications Jan. 29. The procedure of formal public notice gives the general public an opportunity up to April 30, 2016, to give their views on the applications.
Environmental impact assessments have been submitted for both applications. Swedish regulators  will examine the license applications under the Act on Nuclear Activities. The Authority is expected to give its final assessment to the government in 2017, and the government will make a final decision whether permission should be granted. SKB submitted the application March 16, 2011 for the Forsmark spent fuel repository.
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