Sweden is preparing to bury nuclear waste


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Sweden is preparing to bury its nuclear waste for a period of 100,000 years in one of the first permanent storage site in the world.

Led by the Swedish energy management and nuclear waste (SKB), the site should be launched in 2016, and completed between 2022 and 2024. The site is located 200 km north of Stockholm, on the industrial zone of Forsmark.

The waste will be buried at a depth of 500 meters in a granitic soil. The rock is fractured and little dry and needs only a little drilling, said SKB. The waste will be packaged in boxes of copper, near the temporary center storage Oskarshamn. SKB has yet to obtain the radiation and the environment.

Other similar projects are under consideration in France and Finland, for implementation by 2030.

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