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More than 80% approve of SKB’s spent fuel repository plans

More than 80% of local residents – the highest figure measured – are in favour of Swedish nuclear fuel management company SKB’s planned final repository for spent nuclear fuel at Forsmark on the country’s east coast, according to a poll.

The poll, carried out annually by Novus, shows that eight out of 10 residents of Östhammar municipality, or 82%, approve of a nuclear fuel repository at Forsmark. In Oskarshamn municipality, 80 percent approve of SKB’s plans for an encapsulation plant.

In 2019, the corresponding figure for the Forsmark repository was 79& and in 2018 it was 77%.

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