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2011-03-17 10:08:00

STOCKHOLM, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, March 16th, Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company, SKB, applied for a permit to build a final repository for spent nuclear fuel and a facility where the fuel will be encapsulated before being transported to the final repository. SKB's application will now be reviewed by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority and the Environmental Court. The application will subsequently be presented for political decision in the relevant...

2010-12-23 03:00:00

STOCKHOLM, December 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The SKB nuclear cargo vessel m/s Sigyn has served the Swedish nuclear waste programme in a safe way since the beginning of the 1980s. From 2013, a new vessel specially designed to meet strict environmental and safety specifications will take over this task. SKB (The Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company) has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Group of The Netherlands to build the vessel. To view the Multimedia News Release,...

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2009-06-02 13:42:14

Researchers at the Aespoe Hard Rock Laboratory in Oskarshamn, Sweden, are working toward the goal of becoming the first country to bury nuclear waste miles below the Earth's surface. The Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB) plans to chose a site for its final nuclear waste repository sometime this month. "If all goes as planned, construction could begin in 2016 and the first canister could be deposited in the repository in 2022 or 2024," SKB spokesman Jimmy Larsson-Hagberg...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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