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Sweden: in Östhammar, the burial of nuclear waste widely accepted

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General view of the nuclear power plant in Forsmark, Sweden, (here, June 14, 2010) next to which the waste disposal site will be installed.

REUTERS - TT News Agency

By: Frederic Faux

The Swedish government has authorized the construction of a nuclear waste storage facility, which is supposed to be safe for the next 100,000 years.

Sweden is one of the most advanced countries in Europe in this area.

In the small village of Östhammar located 150 kilometers north of Stockholm, the project has been validated by elected officials and residents.

A project that curiously raises very little opposition. 


A report to be found in full in

 Accents d'Europe. 


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