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Öffentliches Anhörungsverfahren Source: Schweizer Bundesamt für Energie

Site selection procedure Germans can comment on location search in Switzerland

As part of the search for a repository site for radioactive waste in Switzerland, the German public can also comment on the possible areas. From 23 November 2017 to 9 March 2018, German citizens have the opportunity to participate in the public consultation procedure on the current results.

Im Zwischenlager Brunsbüttel Source: picture alliance / dpa (Fotograf: Ulrich Perrey)

Nuclear disposal Brunsbüttel interim storage facility: Start of public hearing

The public hearing within the framework of the re-licensing procedure for the Brunsbüttel interim storage facility starts on Wednesday, 14 June 2017. As licensing authority, the Federal Office for the Safety in Nuclear Waste Management (BfE) directs and moderates the meeting. Citizens who have raised objections in the public participation phase are invited to this meeting which will take place in the Elbeforum Brunsbüttel.

Nuclear disposal Transports of spent fuel elements to Neckarwestheim approved

On 16 May 2017, the Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management (BfE) approved the transport of 15 casks containing altogether 342 spent fuel elements from the decommissioned Obrigheim nuclear power plant to the Neckarwestheim on-site interim storage facility. The transport had been applied for by DAHER on behalf of EnBW Kernkraft GmbH on 27 March 2014. Approved were maximum eight transports by inland waterway on the River Neckar.

External view of the on-site interim storage facility at the Brunsbüttel nuclear power plant Source: Vattenfall

Nuclear disposal Brunsbüttel interim storage facility: Review of objections starts

About 300 citizens have used the first step of the public participation procedure in the licensing procedure for the Brunsbüttel interim storage facility to raise objections. The major part of the objections were raised in the form of collected signatures. 18 persons have submitted their objections and criticisms individually. The objections mainly refer to safety aspects. Once it has reviewed the objections, the BfE as the licensing authority will invite to a public hearing.

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