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Nuclear disposal Safety versus transparency

On the decision of the Berlin Administrative Court about the CASTOR transports from Obrigheim to Neckarwestheim which was licenced subject to strict safety conditions

Meeting of the Committee of the German Bundestag for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety Source: Deutscher Bundestag / Achim Melde

Site selection procedure Environment Committee: BfE on the Repository Site Selection Act

On the occasion of the consultation of the Committee for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of the German Bundestag on 8 March 2017 regarding the draft bill regarding the further development of the Act on the Search for and Selection of a Site for a Repository for Heat-Generating Radioactive Waste, the President of the Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management (BfE), Wolfram König, provides the following comments.

Site selection procedure Search for a repository: We need a solution that provides security for many thousand years

40 years after Gorleben was designated a site for a Nuclear Waste Management Centre, the search for a repository for high-level radioactive waste is facing a new start. In a commentary for the Elbe-Jeetzel-Zeitung of 22 February 2017, Wolfram König, President of the BfS and the BfE, comments on mistakes made in the past and opportunities for the current search procedure.

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