Diverging recommendations on Sweden's spent nuclear fuel repository

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) and the Swedish Environmental Court submitted their recommendations to the government on the project to construct a nuclear waste repository. (See earlier post for the background.) While SSM has approved the application, the Environmental Court expressed doubts about the repository's safety: "There is still uncertainty about the ability of the capsule to contain the nuclear waste in the long term."

The final decision about the project will be made by the government. Reuters quotes the Environment and Energy Minister Karolina Skog as saying that no decision would be made in 2018.