Short 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.
Between 1965 and 1976, Konrad was a mine for the extraction of iron ore. Following ore extraction, its suitability as a repository was assessed in light of its geological situation.
Archived website of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection
Further information on the Konrad repository from the period prior to 25 April 2017 can be found on the archived website of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (external link).