Short Information about the Morsleben repository
Morsleben repository is located in Saxony-Anhalt near the border to Lower Saxony. Around 37,000 m3 of low and intermediate-level waste with negligible heat generation were permanently stored here between 1971 and 1991 and from 1994 to 1998. Small quantities of radioactive waste were also stored intermediately in the mine.
The former salt mine Morsleben does not meet today’s criteria for a repository, but it can be safely closed in accordance with current legal regulations. The legal closure of the repository has already been applied for.
You’ll find more information about the Morsleben repository in the Info Morsleben – and you can see what the situation is like underground at first hand with a tour of the mine.
Mine waste material in the West field