Environmental approval secured for expansion of Sweden’s Forsmark Port

Photo: SKB

SKB, a Swedish company specialising in disposal of nuclear fuel waste, has been granted an environmental permit to commence expansion works at the Port of Forsmark on Sweden’s east coast.

The Swedish Land and Environment Court granted the environmental permit, which can be used immediately even if the judgment is appealed by other parties.

Earlier this year, SKB became the owner of the Port of Forsmark, which the company said is an important prerequisite for handling and transporting radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel from nuclear power plants. The port will now be renovated and expanded with an additional berth.

Refurbishment and expansion will involve investments of approximately SEK200 million (US$19.3 million). The work will start in autumn 2024 and will last for just over a year, after which the port will be ready for the construction of a final repository for spent nuclear fuel.

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