Sweden: Interim storage of spent fuel
Sweden does not reprocess its spent fuel. Since 1985, spent fuel from Swedish power plants is collected and stored in pools in a rock cavern excavated 30 m below ground. The uranium storage capacity of these pools is to be increased to 8,000 tonnes. Currently, 4,000 tonnes have been placed in storage. The fuel assemblies are visible underwater in the foreground. Design studies for a final repository in the granite 500 m underground are underway.
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