The government gives the go-ahead for a final repository of nuclear waste in Forsmark.
The decision comes after strong political pressure from the opposition. In the autumn, the Christian Democrats and Liberals demanded a message before Lucia, otherwise they threatened with a motion of censure against Minister of the Environment Annika Strandhäll (S).
Critical researchers have long claimed that the planned method of storing the burned nuclear fuel is not safe enough – among other things, it has been questioned how durable the copper canisters will be in the long run. Swedish nuclear fuel management believes that the criticism is unjustified.