Konrad repository

The Konrad repository in Salzgitter, Lower Saxony, is intended for low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste. This waste arises primarily from the operation and decommissioning of nuclear power plants as well as from research institutions, industry and medicine.

In 2002, the Konrad mine was licensed under nuclear law as the first repository in Germany. The former iron-ore mine is currently being converted into a repository and will then be used for the final disposal of up to 303,000 cubic metres of radioactive waste with negligible heat generation.

Brief information about the Konrad repository

The Konrad repository is located in Salzgitter, Lower Saxony. It is the first repository licensed under nuclear law in Germany, with a licence for the construction and operation of the repository having been in place since 2002. The former iron-ore mine is currently being converted into a repository and will then be used to store up to 303,000 cubic metres of low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste.

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Info centre & tours

Info Konrad provides information on Konrad, the first repository to be licensed under nuclear law. As well as an exhibition and other information materials, visitors can also see the situation underground for themselves as part of a tour.

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