Review of Swedish respository

13 June 2012

An international review team appointed by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and commissioned by the Swedish government has reviewed SKB's application to build a final repository for spent nuclear fuel at Forsmark. Their conclusion is that the SKB safety analysis provides a satisfactory and credible platform for the licensing process.

The review has been in progress for over 12 months, and the final report was presented on 13 June 2012. In its report NEA states that SKB's method is both mature and innovative and that it meets the safety requirements.

The international review team said that SKB has shown that the method meets all the specified requirements and is sufficiently safe. They also point out that there are several areas where additional research is needed to further strengthen confidence in the findings of the safety analysis. SKB has already started work and research projects in a number of these areas.




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