Why a small Swedish town wants to stay with nuclear

In the real context of nuclear discoloration, people are afraid of nuclear waste, but in Sweden, a small town called Osamar has successfully applied to become the world’s first permanent nuclear waste repository. If this plan goes well, the repository will be officially operational starting in 2020. Surprisingly, polls show that the local population is very supportive of this approach.
  What made the residents of a small Swedish town choose to live with nuclear waste?
  First, many Swedes have been explaining to people that nuclear waste is not as scary as people think. Among the publicity armies was a woman named Enstrom, the vice president of the SKB company that planned to build the repository. Her office is in an unremarkable little corner, with a simple decor, because she doesn’t like the nuclear lobbying crooks who make her office splendid.
  Enstrom and his colleagues believe that the site selection target must meet two conditions: first, there must be good geological conditions, and second, the residents of the area must be willing to cooperate from the bottom of their hearts. Enstrom said the town of Osamar was the best choice after research. The bedrock here is almost 1.5 billion years old. What’s more, the structure here is shockproof, and the solid rock layers can withstand a major disaster.
  ”The residents must be given sufficient time to make their choices,” Enstrom said. Enstrom acknowledged that this is by no means an easy task and must be made clear to the public. “You have to be honest and put all the hardships on the table.”
  Enstrom added that it was important not to talk to residents like a nuclear engineer, but like a conversation between ordinary people ; instead of preaching to them from the podium of the municipal office building, go to their home, drink coffee and eat cake, listen to their voices and reassure them. “It’s the residents that determine how fast we move forward, not ourselves.” The
  question is, will people really trust Ernstrom? After all, her job is to find a place to put the highly radioactive nuclear waste.
  There is one man whose most important job is to make sure the residents are not being deceived by Enstrom. He is the mayor Jacob Spangenberg. Tall Spangenberg, with a big beard, has been mayor for five years. After the Fukushima disaster, attitudes towards nuclear power among Swedes did not change much, as did the residents of the town of Osamar. Spangenberg said it was thanks to his work. In his view, residents believe their town mayor has everything under control and that Osamar is not Japanese.
  The permanent nuclear waste repository will create 500-600 jobs in 10 years. Still, Spangenberg believes that the key to success lies not in those financial interests, but in civic trust. “If scientists ultimately fail to convince us with technology, we will never give the green light.” To keep the SKB under pressure, the town of Osamar has hired four experts who specialize in safety issues.
  Spangenberg said the most important thing is for the government to have a credible and transparent process of exploratory research, which must be fully justified about the location chosen.
  The process of argumentation finally confirmed that the small town is the best choice. Spangenberg said: “I will consider participating in it.” His words have also been recognized and followed by all the residents of the small town.
  In this way, the small town residents of Osamar finally voted in favor of the permanent nuclear waste repository. A mother in the small town said: “The waste has to go somewhere. Those who benefit from the use of energy have some responsibility. We can’t always throw all this polluting stuff in Africa.” Another mother said: “The town council and SKB have given her a lot of respect throughout the whole process of building the repository.”