With the magazine “Einblicke Standortauswahl” [Insights into the repository site selection], the Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung mbH (BGE) addresses a broader public nationwide for the first time. The magazine is produced by independent journalists and produced by the Berlin-based Dummy publishing house on behalf of the BGE. The magazine addresses all topics that are currently being discussed in the context of radioactive waste. It provides readers insight into the debates and conflicts surrounding the phasing out of nuclear energy in Germany.
At the same time, the BGE launched a second website: www.einblicke.de. The aim here is to offer interested members of the public – as well as any citizens who may stumble onto the topic of final disposal – a somewhat more comprehensible introduction to the complex matter. Anyone who would like to take a more in-depth and scientific look at the repository issues is also welcome to visit: www.bge.de.
The BGE is a federally owned company within the portfolio of the Federal Environment Ministry. On 25 April 2017, the BGE assumed responsibility from the Federal Office for Radiation Protection as the operator of the Asse II mine and the Konrad and Morsleben repositories. Its other tasks include searching for a repository site for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste produced in Germany on the basis of the Repository Site Selection Act, which entered into force in May 2017. The managing directors are Stefan Studt (Chair), Steffen Kanitz (Deputy Chair) and Dr Thomas Lautsch (Technical Manager).