Short information about the Asse II mine

The Asse II mine is a former salt mine near Remlingen in Lower Saxony. 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. The repository has only been subject to nuclear law since 2009.

Given the current state of knowledge, the installation’s long-term safety can only be guaranteed by the retrieval of the radioactive waste. The retrieval of the waste material has been a statutory order since 2013.

Archived website of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS)

The BGE website is currently being set up. In the future, more detailed information on the Asse II mine will be published here. Further information on the Asse II mine can be found on the archived website of the BfS.

Publication of key documents as per Section 57b, Paragraph 8 of the Atomic Energy Act

The 'Act for the Acceleration of the Recovery of Radioactive Waste and the Closure of the Asse II Mine' entered into force on April 25, 2013. Section 57b, Paragraph 8 of the act provides for the publication of essential documentation concerning the Asse II mine. Documents published during the period that the BfS was responsible for operations can be found on the archive pages of the BfS website.

We will publish any new essential documentation on our website.

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