Information centres and underground tours
The BGE information centres provide information in situ about the retrieval of the radioactive waste from the Asse II mine, the construction of the Konrad repository, and the decommissioning of the Morsleben repository.
Within the framework of perceptible exhibitions and various information materials, you can catch up on the status of the individual projects. Furthermore, it is possible to exchange views with other visitors and to discuss with members of our staff.
If you wish to get an idea of the underground situation, it is possible for you to visit the individual mines. An advance registration at the information centres is required for this.
Due to Corona-Pandemic mine tours and events will continue to be suspended until the development of the corona pandemic enables these offers again. In the meantime, the information points will use digital offers to keep them informed about the projects. The employees look forward to suggestions from the population as to which topics arouse interest.
Adresses and registration for public tours
Am Walde 1
Tel.: +49 5336 9489007
|Wednesday to Friday:||9:00 to 17:00 and by arrangement|
Chemnitzer Straße 27
Tel.: +49 (0) 5341 4016050
|Wednesday to Friday:||9:00 to 17:00 and by arranement|
Short information about the projects
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. Given the current state of knowledge, long-term safety can only be guaranteed by the retrieval of the radioactive waste.
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.
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.