Nuclear Waste Fund to cover more costs


Municipalities are to be reimbursed to a greater extent for their costs in connection with management and final disposal of spent nuclear fuel and nuclear waste. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal, which means that more of the municipalities’ costs will be covered by the Nuclear Waste Fund.

According to the decision, municipalities will be entitled to reimbursement from the Nuclear Waste Fund, for example, for measures relating to the gradual assessment of the extension of the final repository for radioactive operational waste and spent nuclear fuel.

The new rules will come into force on 1 July 2024.