Welcome to the BGE, the federal company for radioactive waste disposal
Welcome to the Internet site of the BGE, where we inform interested citizens about the tasks of the BGE, the search for repository sites for mainly heat-generating radioactive waste and other BGE projects.
The BGE is entrusted with the task of implementing site selection procedures for a final repository, particularly for heat-generating radioactive waste. Additionally, the BGE is operator of the Asse II shaft mine, the Konrad final repository and the Morsleben final repository.
From 1967 to 1978, some 47,000 m³ of low and intermediate-level radioactive waste were stored in the Asse II mine on behalf of the Federal Government. Given the current state of knowledge, long-term safety can only be guaranteed by the retrieval of the radioactive waste.
In accordance with nuclear law, the Konrad mine was licensed in 2007 as the first repository in Germany. The former iron ore mine is currently being converted into a repository and will store over 303,000 m³ of radioactive waste with negligible heat generation.
Morsleben repository used to be a potash and rock salt mine. It is over 100 years old. 36,754 m³ of low and intermediate-level radioactive waste were permanently stored there or stored intermediately in small quantities between 1971 and 1991 and from 1994 to 1998. The repository is to be closed with its inventory in place.