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.

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BGE

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.

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Site selection

The procedure for site selection is regulated by law. The aim is to find the best possible site for a final repository, particularly for heat-generating radioactive waste. The intention is that the general public should participate fully at all times.

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Info Centres and mine tours

Info Centres at the Asse II shaft mine, Konrad final repository and Morsleben final repository sites explain to all interested parties the current status of the projects, providing information material, exhibitions and the opportunity for discussion with staff. Mine tours are also possible.

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Asse II minesite

From 1967 to 1978, some 47,000 m³ of low and intermediate-level radioactive waste were stored in the Asse II minesite 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.

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Konrad repository

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.

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Morsleben repository

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.

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