Safety worries over Forsmark nuclear waste
TT/The Local · 30 May 2007, 13:20
Published: 30 May 2007 13:20 GMT+02:00
"SSI makes very tough demands with regard to depositing waste for final storage. It has to happen in a way that is safe for humans and the environment both now and in a thousand years' time," said SSI's Anders Wiebert in a statement.
SSI claims that Svensk Kärnbränslehantering (SKB) has repeatedly delayed handing in reports, while also supplying insufficient material for the authority's investigations. And the reports that it has supplied suggest inadequate radiation protection.
"Among other things, SKB exceeds the prescribed radiation protection limits, while the methods it uses to measure the composition of radioactive matter are deficient," according to SSI.
The authority added however that these deficiencies do not present any immediate danger. SKB has been ordered to suspend all depositions from June 21st.