Sweden (the Home of Geological Dumping Technology) Rejects Dangerous Geological Nuclear Dump

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Fantastic News that Sweden has rejected the plan in their country for a geological nuclear dump.

Ten years ago were were told that “The Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant, in Sweden, will be first to house a deep geological repository for its high-level radioactive waste (HLW)”

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“SKB, Sweden’s nuclear fuel and waste management company, decided on 3 June 2009 to build its final repository for spent nuclear fuel at Forsmark. The waste disposal facility, which could be completed in 2015, should be the first permanent disposal for high level waste (HLW) to be built in the world.  It has taken around 20 years to eventually make”

“The Swedish Environmental Court says no to the power industry’s Nuclear Waste Company SKB’s license application for a final repository for spent nuclear fuel in Forsmark, Sweden. This is a huge triumph for safety and environment – and for the Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review (MKG), the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC), and critical scientists who have been presenting risks of the malfunction of the selected method. Now it is up to the Swedish government to make the final decision.”  ~ MKG  Read more here

“This is both an amazing decision and very important decision. The Swedish Environmental  Court has concluded that the scientific argument and evidence presented by an umbrella group ( Göteborg -based MKG) representing a wide range of environmental organisations had more credibility  than the evidence of the Swedish nuclear regulator and Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste company (SKB).
The UK nuclear waste disposal/ storage implementer, the Government-owned RWML, meanwhile is intent on obtaining under licence the SKB containment technology called KBS3 rejected as unacceptable by the Environmental court in the country of its development! Prudence might expect a ministerial re-think, but there again, this  is the semidetached UK from where  am writing.
Congratulations must go to Johan Swahn and his MKG team for demonstrating robust truthful science is more valuable than distorted science as presented by the so called independent Swedish nuclear regulator. This pronouncement in Stockholm this morning will reverberate across Europe sending shock waves into the nuclear waste establishment; as it should.”

Dr David Lowry

Dr David Lowry is a research consultant with specialist knowledge of UK and EU nuclear and environment policy.

Ten years ago Radiation Free Lakeland sought the views of various experts including Dr Ian Fairlie,  Dr Helen Wallace, Professors David Smythe and Stuart Hazeldine to expose the dangerous plan.  This slide show was presented to Allerdale Borough Council in November 2010 at the request of Councillor Joe Sandwith who was the first Councillor to break  ranks and oppose the Managing Radioactive Wastes Safely (now RWM) geological nuclear dump plan for Intermediate and High Level Nuclear Wastes.

How many times do we have to join with Sweden and say NO?

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