Swedish Spent Fuel & Radwaste

Grahn, Per H.; Skogsberg, Marie
January 2006
Nuclear Plant Journal;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p37
Trade Publication
The article looks at changes that took place in Sweden since the nuclear waste management program was introduced. Reprocessing is already excluded in the strategy and only a minor amount of fuel from the first reactor will ever be reprocessed. A system for transportation of spent nuclear fuel and low- and intermediate level waste from the reactors and the Swedish Final Repository for Radioactive Waste were in operation. The research for deep geological disposal of spent fuel has reached its maturity because key decisions concerning design and siting of an encapsulation plant and a final repository are possible to be taken within the next 5-10 years.


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