Welcome to the BGE!
Welcome to the homepage of the BGE, the federal company for radioactive waste disposal. On our website we publish our latest press releases and inform interested citizens and stakeholders about our operational tasks. Following evolving scientific methods for the selection the BGE is searching for the location of a repository for high-level radioactive waste, that will guarantee the best possible safety for one million years. Furthermore, the BGE operates the Konrad and Morsleben Final Repositories for low- and mid-level radioactive waste. The retrieval of radioactive waste and shut-down of the Asse II Mine plus the shut-down of Gorleben Mine complete the tasks of the BGE.
The aim of Step 2 of Phase I of the site selection procedure is to identify siting regions. These regions are to be explored above ground as part of the search for a final repository site for high-level radioactive waste in Germany.
Radioactive materials are distinguished between low-, intermediate-, and high-level radioactivity. In Germany radioactive waste originates mainly from research and the operation and decommissioning of nuclear power plants.
The mine cavities of the Morsleben repository are stable. This stability is of vital importance for the safety of staff working underground and ensures not only the immediate safety of repository operation but also the integrity of the surrounding host rock.