Östhammar municipality agrees to the establishment of a final repository for spent fuel in Sweden

Östhammar Municipal Council  voted “Yes” by a convincing majority to a spent fuel repository in Forsmark on 14 October 2020. It is a historic decision. Now it is up to the Government to make the final decision in the matter of the final repository.

The final repository for radioactive waste will be one of the largest infrastructure projects carried out in Sweden. It will also be one of the country’s largest environmental protection projects. In terms of investments, it involves around SEK 19 billion, which is expected to create about 1,500 employment opportunities.

Information extracted from https://www.skb.com/news/long-process-nearing-completion/

Information from Östhammar municipality webpage