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Sweden’s Government Approves Construction of Spent Nuclear Fuel Repository

Sonal Patel of Power reports on a spent nuclear fuel repository in Sweden.

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The C3 Take
  • Swedish company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (SKB)’s spent fuel repository will be able to store 12,000 tons of spent nuclear fuel and will have an underground deposition area that will reach depths of 500 meters.
  • The building of the repository has been green lit by the Swedish government, but final construction will not be completed until the mid 2080’s.
  • Finland will complete the construction of a spent fuel disposal site in 2023 which is being built by Posiva, SKB’s Finnish counterpart.

“The milestone, which wraps up a planning process that has taken more than 40 years, makes Sweden only the second country, after Finland, to take active steps on building a permanent SNF repository.”

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