On 11 June, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC), the Friends of the Earth Sweden and the Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review (MKG) submitted a legal brief with 25 appendixes to the Swedish Ministry of the Environment. The organisations urge the government to say no to the spent nuclear fuel repository because there is already a sufficient legal basis for doing so. Alternatively, the government can continue the environmental review of the licence application to further strengthen the basis for a decision concerning the long-term safety of the repository, especially the issue of copper corrosion. In the brief, the organisations state a number of points that the government should take into account in the continued review of the spent nuclear fuel repository application. First, the government should handle the application for increased capacity for the intermediate storage for spent nuclear fuel, Clab, separately. Then the government should demand scientifically reported results from the copper corrosion in the LOT experiment.
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On June 20th, the Swedish government sent out a referral to get comments on the issue of separating the licensing of the expansion of the capacity of the intermediate storage facility for spent nuclear fuel (Clab) from the licensing process for the spent nuclear fuel repository in Forsmark. The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, the Swedish Friends of the Earth and the Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review, MKG, have already stated in the legal brief that the organisations sent to the government on June 11th that the government should handle the application for the Clab expansion separately. This allows the government to continue to focus on the long-term safety of the copper canister by first requiring scientifically reported results from the copper corrosion in the LOT experiment. The last date to respond to the referral is July 31.
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