Stakeholders and tasks

A large number of stakeholders are involved in the search for a repository site for mainly heat-generating radioactive waste. There are also various organisations involved in the ongoing operations of the Asse II minesite and the Konrad and Morsleben repositories. We would now like to introduce you to the most important stakeholders.

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)

As the technical and legal supervisory body, the BMUB bears the overall political responsibility for the permanent storage of radioactive material and supervises the BGE in the role of a shareholder. The Ministry is supported in its work by several advisory panels.

Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management (BfE)

The BfE is responsible for the site selection procedure. It is the competent nuclear and mining licensing and regulatory authority and is responsible for public participation. It is also the nuclear supervisory authority for the Asse, Konrad and Morsleben projects.

Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung mbH (BGE)

The BGE implements the site selection procedure and operates the Asse II minesite and the Konrad and Morsleben repositories. The BGE cooperates with research facilities in the pertinent areas of the Federal Ministry of the Environment and the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. It may also seek and deploy other scientific institutions.

National Monitoring Panel

The independent and pluralist National Monitoring Panel accompanies the site selection procedure in a public service-oriented manner. The Panel consists of six public figures appointed by the Bundestag and three citizens nominated by participation procedure. The number of panel members will be increased to 18 during the course of the site selection procedure.

Citizens

Full participation by the public is envisaged at all times. The pluralist National Monitoring Panel accompanies the site selection procedure in a public service-oriented manner. The StandAG also provides for citizen dialogues, citizens’ meetings and regional conferences, for example, where citizens can participate in the site selection procedure.

Other stakeholders

Responsible municipal umbrella associations, the highest regional authorities, local authorities which are involved and public interest parties are also included in the site selection procedure.

State ministries and mining authorities

The states of Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt continue to be responsible for nuclear licensing and for the supervision of the Asse, Konrad and Morsleben projects. The competence of the states ends for the Konrad repository with its commissioning and for the Morsleben repository with the completion of the ongoing approval procedure for its closure.

Stakeholders responsible for the permanent storage of radioactive waste