Main topic: The Konrad repository – a multigenerational project

Twenty years ago, the State of Lower Saxony issued a licence for the construction of the Konrad repository. This decision was not without controversy and triggered some objections in the region. However, the licence could only be issued because the applicant had demonstrated that safety was assured not only during but also after the facility’s operation. But what does the planning approval decision – that is, the license for the Konrad repository – regulate and why is the Konrad repository so important?