On 27 August, the Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung (BGE) is inviting people to an open day at the Konrad repository facility in Salzgitter. From 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., there will be information stands, tours of the site, a virtual reality dome and live music, as well as activities aimed specifically at children.
At the information stands, BGE staff will be on hand for face-to-face conversations in order to answer questions such as:
- What will the finished repository look like?
- How do you actually build a repository so deep underground?
- How will waste be emplaced in the repository?
- Why do we need the Konrad repository in Germany?
- What opportunities for vocational training are available at the BGE?
Site tours, music and a programme for children
Site tours of Konrad Shaft 1 will be offered on an hourly basis, and visitors will be able to register for these tours in person on the day of the event. They can also look forward to a varied supporting programme with demonstrations by the in-house mine rescue team. A 360-degree dome cinema will round off the activities, providing a new perspective on the underground world.
“We’ve made excellent progress in the construction of the repository. Now, I’m delighted that we can provide all interested parties with insights into the construction site and behind the scenes. Especially given that the ‘repository question’ is a constant topic of political discussion, I hope that our visitors will enjoy the day and will be able to take the information on board with an open mind,” says Peter Duwe, project manager for construction of the Konrad repository.
Konrad repository open day
Saturday, 27 August 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Konrad Shaft 1, Bleckenstedter Straße 50, 38329 Salzgitter
Further information at Konradtag (German only)
Invitation for members of the media:
Of course, members of the media are also cordially invited to the open day and are welcome to report on the event from the repository site. Members of the BGE’s Management Board and press team will be available to answer questions at all times, and you’re of course also welcome to take part in tours. To RSVP/register, please write to presse(at)bge.de in advance.
About the BGE
The BGE is a federally owned company within the portfolio of the Federal Environment Ministry. On 25 April 2017, the BGE assumed responsibility from the Federal Office for Radiation Protection as the operator of the Asse II mine and the Konrad and Morsleben repositories. Its other tasks include searching for a repository site for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste produced in Germany on the basis of the Repository Site Selection Act, which entered into force in May 2017. The managing directors are Stefan Studt (Chair), Steffen Kanitz (Deputy Chair) and Dr Thomas Lautsch (Technical Managing Director).