Announcements and press releases - Archive

28 November 2017: Konrad repository – Power failure hits parts of the mine

Announcement - 700 metres of electric cables fell from the ceiling at a construction site in the Konrad mine. Parts of the mine were subsequently hit by a power failure. More


28 November 2017: Asse II mine - Information meeting

Announcement - Invitation to the information meeting “Subject: Asse – Status of the retrieval planning” on 5 December 2017 at 6 pm at the Info Asse. More


24 November 2017: Morsleben repository - NBG visits emplacement areas in the Morsleben repository

Announcement - On the occasion of its 11th meeting on 10/11 November 2017, the National Support Body (NBG) mainly discussed questions around the Morsleben repository. More


23 November 2017: Asse II mine – Measurement values of evacuated inflow waters

Announcement - In the following article you will find the current values measured in the evacuated inflow waters. More


23 November 2017: Infomobile Tour 2017 - Summary

Announcement - The BGE staff talked to more than 750 visitors at the 16 stops of the Infomobile in 2017. More


21 November 2017: Konrad - Information meeting

Announcement - Invitation to the information meeting “Subject: Konrad – Status of construction” on 28 November 2017 at 6 pm at Info Konrad. More


13 November 2017: Asse - Panel discussion (updated 21 November 2017)

Announcement - “Asse II mine: Measuring the radioactivity in the surrounding area” - This is the topic of a panel discussion to be held at the Remlingen parish hall next Wednesday at 7 pm. More


09 November 2017: Konrad repository - Exchange of supports for the lower sheave platform

Announcement - Over the last few weeks, workers exchanged two supports for the lower sheave platform in the headgear. More


09 November 2017: BGE - Info centres close at 3 pm on 13 November 2017

Announcement - On Monday, 13 November 2017, the BGE info centres will close at 3 pm due to an in-house event. Scheduled visits to the mine will take place as agreed. More


3 November 2017: Site selection - First sets of data supplied by the federal states with respect to the exclusion criteria

Press Release - The determination of exclusion regions with respect to repository sites has started. More


3 November 2017: Asse II mine - Update on the fact-finding work

Announcement - On 3 November, the BGE provided the Asse 2 Advisory Group with an update on the fact-finding work. More


29 September 2017: BGE - Infomobile dates in October 2017

Announcement - In October, the BGE is visiting various sites in the region with its Infomobile. Info Centre employees are available to answer all questions about BGE projects. More


22 September 2017: Asse II mine - Fire service exercise with complex scenario takes place

Announcement - On-site fire service and mine rescue team from the Asse II mine, together with fire services from Schöppenstedt and Remlingen, carried out a major exercise involving a complex fire scenario. More


22 September 2017: Morsleben repository - Hoisting cable exchange carried out in Bartensleben shaft

Announcement - Last weekend, the hoisting cable was exchanged in the Bartensleben shaft at the Morsleben final repository. Operation was resumed early on Monday. More


12 September 2017: Asse II mine - Smoke emissions underground in the Asse II mine

Announcement - On Tuesday afternoon, an incipient fire started at the 637 metre level of the Asse II mine. This was extinguished and mine operations were restarted in the evening. More


12 September 2017: Asse II mine - Documents published on Asse internet platform

Announcement - Article 57b Para. 8. Atomic Law (AtG) provides for the publication of significant documents that relate to the Asse II mine. The Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung mbH (BGE) has published further significant documents. More


6 September 2017: Chairman of the BGE Supervisory Board appointed

Announcement - On 5 September, the BGE Supervisory Board held its constitutive meeting in Berlin. On this occasion, Mr. Jochen Flasbarth, state secretary at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, was appointed as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. More


5 September 2017: Site selection procedure - Opening event with Ms. Hendricks, Federal Minister for the Environment, in Berlin

Announcement - The BGE invited the participants of the site selection procedure to take part in the opening event in Berlin. In addition to the Federal Minister for the Environment, Barbara Hendricks, the following speakers were invited: Matthias Miersch, Sylvia Kotting-Uhl and Steffen Kanitz, all members of the federal parliament, Ursula Heinen-Esser, Chairwoman of the BGE, Wolfram König, President of the Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management (BfE), and Klaus Töpfer, chairman of the National Support Body. More


5 September 2017: Asse II mine - Robert Habeck visits the Asse II mine

Announcement - “The Asse II mine has become a symbol for Germany’s failed nuclear policy”, said Robert Habeck (Grüne). On 28 August, the Minister for the Environment of Schleswig-Holstein visited the mine near Remlingen that was officially referred to as research mine in the past and was later called repository. More


31 August 2017: Site selection procedure – Invitation to start of site selection procedure

Announcement - On 5 September 2017, the Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung (BGE) is issuing invitations to a public event in Berlin to mark the start of the site selection procedure. More


31 August 2017: BGE - BGE Board of Directors has full complement

Press release - With effect from 1 September 2017, Dr. Thomas Lautsch has been appointed Technical Managing Director of the Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung (BGE). More


24 August 2017:  Konrad repository – BGE Management introduce themselves

Press release - The Board of Directors of the Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung mbH (BGE) will introduce themselves at a public launch event on 29 June 2017 at the Konrad Info Centre. As the new operator of the Konrad final repository and therefore a new stakeholder in the region, BGE managers are interested in discussing issues in person. More


23 August 2017:  Asse II mine - Fact finding in Asse II successful. Cavity in storage chamber 7 located

Press release - With the fifth borehole in the ceiling of storage chamber 7 in the Asse II mine, Asse-GmbH has as planned found a cavity in the chamber. More


21 August 2017: Info Centres not open on Wednesday 23 August until 1pm

Announcement - Because of a works meeting, the Info Centres at Asse, Konrad and Morsleben are not opening on Wednesday 23 August 2017 until 1pm. We ask for your understanding. More


17 August 2017: Asse II mine - Increased radon levels in fact finding borehole – updated

Announcement - During drilling in the context of fact finding at the 750 metre depth, employees of Asse-GmbH have measured increased levels of the radioactive noble gas radon. More


14 August 2017: Infomobile dates from 16 August to 6 September 2017

Announcement - BGE to visit Helmstedt, Königslutter, Schöppenstedt and Schöningen. More


11 August 2017: Asse II mine - Current status of retrieval planning

Announcement - On 11 August, the BGE gave a presentation to the Asse 2 Monitoring Group on the current status of retrieval planning. More


11 August 2017: Asse II mine - Reportable event no. 002/2017

Announcement - When investigating an enclosed radiation source in early April 2017, a leak was discovered. Two employees from the Asse II mine were contaminated on the hand. More


8 August 2017: Asse II mine - Documents published on Asse internet platform

Announcement - Article 57b Para. 8 Atomic Law (AtG) provides for the publication of significant documents relating to the Asse II mine. The Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung mbH (BGE) has published further significant documents. More


7 August 2017: Infomobile coming to Peine, Germany on 12 August

Announcement - On 12 August 2017, the Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung mbH (BGE) is coming in the Infomobile to the pedestrian zone (St. Jakobi Church) in Peine, Germany. More


4 August 2017: Site selection - BGE begins collection of geological data. First steps in site selection process

Press release - Today, the Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung mbH (BGE) has written to the geological services of the states, the mountain and water authorities and asked for the available geodata. More


2 August 2017: Ursula Heinen-Esser takes on commercial management of DBE

Announcement - Effective from 7 August 2017, Ursula Heinen-Esser is taking on the commercial management of the DBE. More


28 July 2017: Morsleben repository - BGE changes licencing procedure for conversion of Morsleben final repository

Announcement - The Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung mbH (BGE) is basing the licencing procedure for the conversion of the Morsleben final repository on a new foundation. More


27 July 2017: BGE Supervisory Board appointed

Press release - Composition of the BGE Supervisory Board ascertained. More


21 July 2017: Asse II mine - Information event on Asse inflow waters

Announcement - The most important questions and answers from the information event in Sehnde on 18 July 2017 can be found here. More


21 July 2017: Asse II mine - Measurement values of evacuated inflow waters

Announcement - The measurement values of evacuated inflow waters can be found here for the first six months of 2017. More


19 July 2017: BGE on path to merger

Press release - Dagmar Dehmer switches from Tagesspiegel newspaper to Corporate Communication for BGE. More


19 July 2017: Asse II mine - Diverted borehole started in context of fact finding

Announcement - On 10 July 2017, borehole B-7/750-BA was started in the context of fact finding in storage chamber 7 on the 750m level. More


18 July 2017: Asse II mine - Documents published on Asse internet platform

Announcement - Article 57b Para. 8. Atomic Law (AtG) provides for the publication of significant documents relating to the Asse II mine. The Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung mbH (BGE) has published further significant documents. More


5 July 2017: Konrad repository – Corrosion protection works at Konrad 1 on schedule

Announcement - Corrosion protection works on the headframe at Konrad 1 continue and are running to schedule. More


29 June 2017: Site selection - BGE on the implementation of final repository search

Announcement - On 28 June 2017, Ursula Heinen-Esser, Chair of the BGE Management, reported to the Environmental Committee of the German Bundestag on the implementation of site selection legislation. More


26 June 2017: Asse II mine - Documents published on Asse internet platform

Announcement - Article 57b Para. 8. Atomic Law (AtG) provides for the publication of significant documents relating to the Asse II mine. The Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung mbH (BGE) has published further significant documents. More


22 June 2017: Asse II mine - Asse brine: Waste management options extended

Announcement - It has been possible to ensure the necessary management of the Asse brine, which is of no radiological concern, with another option. More


19 June 2017: Morsleben repository – BGE Management introduce themselves

Press Release - Public event on 22 June at 5pm in the Morsleben Info Centre in Ingersleben OT Morsleben. More


13 June 2017: Special opening of Asse and Morsleben information centres

Announcement - The Asse and Morsleben information centres invite citizens to a special opening on this weekend. More


9 June 2017: Alternative date for the infomobil in Oschersleben on 16 June 2017

Announcement - 9. June 2017: Alternative date for the infomobil in Oschersleben on 16 June 2017. More


6 June 2017: Asse II mine - Normal operation resumed after replacement of rope

Announcement - This Tuesday, the normal operation of the Asse II mine could be fully resumed after having replaced a rope successfully. More


2 June 2017: Infomobil tour 2017 – interim balance

Announcement - The tour of the BGE's infomobil goes into halftime break. From 10 May to 20 May 2017, the staff members of the BGE discussed with over 400 persons in six locations. More


23 May 2017: Konrad repository - Konrad waste acceptance requirements revision 03 withdrawn

Announcement - The waste acceptance requirements for radioactive waste to be disposed of in the Konrad repository, revision 03, (waste acceptance requirements, as of February 2017) were withdrawn on 19 May 2017. More


22 May 2017: Morsleben repository - Central workshop on second level in successful operation

Announcement - The central workshop on the second level of the Morsleben repository (mine working 1, south, Bartensleben shaft) has now been operated for 50 days. More


20 May 2017: Asse II mine - Man haulage currently not possible at Asse 2 shaft

Announcement - A precautionary control of the rope at the Asse II mine's main shaft – shaft 2 -, has shown today that the rope's interior is damaged. More


15 May 2017: The BGE management introduces itself

Press release - Public event at the Asse information centre (Info Asse) on 18 May 2017 at 5 p.m. in Remlingen. More


8 May 2017: Dates of the infomobil tour between 10 May and 20 May 2017

Announcement - The BGE is visiting Wolfenbüttel, Braunschweig, Halberstadt, Wolfsburg, Haldensleben, Oschersleben and Magdeburg. More


4 May 2017: Konrad repository - Landmark of Konrad mine scaffolded

Announcement - The listed winding tower is given a new corrosion protection. For the execution of the work, the landmark of Konrad will be scaffolded. More


3 May 2017: Infomobil in Wolfenbüttel on Wednesday, 10 May 2017, and in Braunschweig on Saturday, 13 May 2017

Announcement - With its infomobil, the BGE wishes to inform the citizens in Wolfenbüttel and Braunschweig on the above dates. More


3 May 2017: Seasonal start of the BGE infomobil tour on Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Announcement - With its infomobil, the BGE wishes to inform the citizens in Wolfenbüttel and Braunschweig on the above dates. More


2 May 2017: Asse II mine – Stabilisation measures in the second southern driftway on the 750-m level completed

Announcement - Stabilisation measures in the second southern driftway on the 750-m level completed. More


25 April 2017 - Transfer of tasks from the BfS to the BGE

Announcement - On 25 April 2017 the BMUB transferred tasks in the field of radioactive waste disposal to the BGE. In this context, part of the BfS staff joined the BGE. More