Swedish community votes ‘yes’ for a Geological Disposal Facility

SHARE:

On 13th October, the Municipality Council of Östhammar in Sweden voted in favour of a formal acceptance of the final underground repository for spent nuclear fuel.

The community has shown strong support for the facility throughout the development process. Earlier this year, 82% of the community respondents to the annual poll in Östhammar Municipality stated that they were in favour of SKB’s plans to build the final repository in Forsmark.

The final decision is now with the Swedish Government and is the last remaining decision point for SKB to obtain the construction licence for their repository.

Johan Dasht, SKB’s CEO, said:

"It is very gratifying indeed that Östhammar Municipality has made this historic decision. This is absolutely crucial for making it possible for Sweden to take the final responsibility for the radioactive waste produced by our generation.

"It is internationally recognised that a permanent deep disposal facility is the safest and most secure way to manage higher-activity waste for the long term. Countries around the world are planning to dispose of their higher-activity waste in this way. As well as Sweden, Canada, Finland, France, and Switzerland are well ahead of the UK in their implementation."

In the UK, RWM plan to work in partnership with a number of communities from across the country to explore how having a GDF in their area can provide long-term economic and employment benefits and play a major part in their development plans.

The search for a host community is a nationwide process, based on consent, and includes detailed investigations to make sure there is a suitable site at which to construct a safe and secure GDF.

COMMENTS

$show=post

$show=404

[/fa-rss/ FEATURED]_$type=three$author=hide$cm=0$ct=0$va=0$hide=home

$show=post

[/fa-arrow-alt-circle-down/ READ ALL ABOUT IT:]_$type=one$m=0$c=1$cm=0$l=0$va=0$hide=home$sr=random

$type=three$m=0$l=0$c=6$cm=0$hide=home$source=random

Name

Book,1,Cleator Moor History,45,Cleator Moor News,134,Copeland Borough Council,98,Cumbria News,1806,Featured,78,News,2645,Photography,23,Photos For Sale,9,Photos Of Cleator Moor,9,Photos of Cumbria,14,UK News,297,Walking Routes,3,West Cumbria News,423,Your MP,56,
ltr
item
Cleator Moor | Cumbria: Little Ireland: Swedish community votes ‘yes’ for a Geological Disposal Facility
Swedish community votes ‘yes’ for a Geological Disposal Facility
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Cq7wC8qydIA/X4l_w9FufGI/AAAAAAAAc3Q/5s5I7UkvZRkWoRygFcaSYde8eluaulgBACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/1602846662362913-0.png
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Cq7wC8qydIA/X4l_w9FufGI/AAAAAAAAc3Q/5s5I7UkvZRkWoRygFcaSYde8eluaulgBACLcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/1602846662362913-0.png
Cleator Moor | Cumbria: Little Ireland
https://www.littleireland.co.uk/2020/10/swedish-community-votes-yes-for.html
https://www.littleireland.co.uk/
https://www.littleireland.co.uk/
https://www.littleireland.co.uk/2020/10/swedish-community-votes-yes-for.html
true
4367044361856627147
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All SUGGESTED READING LITTLE IRELAND ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content