STOCKHOLM, Feb. 26, 2013 /CNW/ – What impact would an ice sheet have on a Swedish final repository for spent nuclear fuel? And how does a final repository affect the surroundings if the ground is constantly frozen? The answers to these questions can be found in Greenland.

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In Kangerlussuaq, in western Greenland, Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company, SKB, is participating in a major international research project that investigates how glacial meltwater flows through and under the ice sheet and forms groundwater that, in turn, would be able to affect the safety of the repository. The project is called the Greenland Analogue Project, GAP for short.

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[NOTE:  SKB is the Swedish company currently seeking approval for a deep geological repository for high level nuclear fuel waste in Sweden. The NWMO describes themselves as being involved in the Swedish research project in Greenland. ]