As per its directive (2018:18), the Swedish National Council for Nuclear Waste keeps track of other countries’ programmes for management of nuclear waste and spent nuclear fuel. One element of this monitoring is the annual study trip the Council undertakes to meet with relevant organisations in other countries. This report contains simple overviews of the countries the Swedish National Council for Nuclear Waste has visited on study trips in recent years, as well as of the situation in Sweden. The text focuses on nuclear waste generated at nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities. The overview covers the following eight countries: Sweden, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, the Czech Republic, France and the United Kingdom.
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State Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard says southeastern New Mexico, which is home to one of the world’s most prolific oil and gas basins, is not the right place for storing spent nuclear fuel. In a letter to Holtec International, she outlined her concerns about plans to build a multibillion-dollar facility that would be capable of temporarily storing tons of high-level radioactive waste from commercial reactors around the U.S.
AP 20th June 2019 read more »