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Swedish waste fees rise to reflect repository cost via World Nuclear News

10 October 2011

CORRECTED – An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the recommended fee as 0.3 öre per kWh and the current fee as 0.1 öre per kWh. The correct values are 3 and 1 öre per kWh respectively.

 

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) has recommended a tripling of the fee paid by the country’s nuclear power industry towards paying for management of the country’s nuclear waste.

SSM has been tasked with assessing what level of fee Sweden’s nuclear generators should be required to pay into the country’s Nuclear Waste Fund for the next three years. Basing its assessment on information gathered from the relevant organisations - including cost estimates from the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co (SKB) - SSM has recommended to the government that the fee should be set at 3 öre per kWh of nuclear electricity produced. The current level is 1 öre per kWh. (1 öre is worth approximately $0.001.)

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