|Diagram of SFR|
Low- and intermediate-level short-lived waste from power plants, hospitals, industrial users and research facilities is sent to SFR, a final disposal facility designed for such waste. SFR was built between 1982 and 1988, at a depth of 50 to 100 m in a rocky substructure under the Baltic sea floor, 1 km off the coast from the Forsmark power plant. Waste is deposited in cavities excavated into the rock, in configurations that vary according to the type of waste. This repository has now been operating for almost 20 years.
|SKB/ Jan M Rojmar|