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Interim storage facilities for radioactive waste with negligible heat generation

In the Federal Republic of Germany, there is a multitude of interim storage facilities for radioactive waste with negligible heat generation. Licensing and regulatory authorities for the interim storage of such waste are the competent authorities of the federal state where the storage facility is situated.

Central interim storage facilities

Name and SitePurpose of the interim storage facility
Gorleben Waste Storage Facility (Drum Storage Facility), Lower Saxony Storage of radioactive waste with negligible heat generation from nuclear power plants, medicine, research and industry
Stadland Waste Storage Facility, Lower SaxonyStorage of radioactive waste with negligible heat generation from the Unterweser and Stade nuclear power plants
Waste Storage Facility of the Bavarian Utilities, BavariaInterim storage of waste with negligible heat generation from Bavarian nuclear facilities
North Interim Storage Facility (ZLN), Rubenow/Greifswald, Mecklenburg-VorpommernInterim storage of operational and decommissioning waste of the Greifswald and Rheinsberg NPPs with interim storage of the dismantled large components
Central Interim Storage Facility Ahaus (TBL-A), NRWInterim storage of other radioactive materials in the framework of a combined use of the TBL-A
Waste Storage Facility HDB Karlsruhe Baden-WürttembergStorage of radioactive waste with negligible heat generation from FZK, WAK ITU, Landessammelstelle B.-W.

Interim storage facilities in research institutions

Name and SiteDescription of the radioactive waste with negligible heat generation stored there intermediately
Forschungs- und Messreaktor Braunschweig (FMRB)Operational and decommissioning waste of the FMRB
Forschungsreaktor GarchingOperational waste of the research reactor
Helmholtz-Zentrum GeesthachtOperational waste of the research reactor
Jülicher Entsorgungsgesellschaft für Nuklearanlagen mbHWaste with negligible heat generation licensed according to §7 AtG (Atomic Energy Act)
Wiederaufarbeitungsanlage Karlsruhe GmbH Waste with negligible heat generation
Helmholtz Zentrum BerlinOperational waste of the research centre
Institut für Radiochemie
der Technischen Universität (TU) München
Operational waste of the research centre
VKTA Rossendorf e.V.Operational and decommissioning waste of the research site

Interim storage facilities of the nuclear industry

Name and SiteDescription of the radioactive waste with negligible heat generation stored there intermediately
Advanced Nuclear Fuels GmbH (ANF), Lingen Operational waste from fuel element fabrication licensed according to § 7 AtG (Atomic Energy Act)
Siemens, Karlstein Framatome ANPWaste from dismantling
NCS interim storage facility, Hanau Conditioned waste with negligible heat generation, operational waste of
1. Siemens,
2. RD Hanau (former NUKEM), GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service and others
Urenco, GronauOperational waste from uranium enrichment

Further Industry

Name and SiteDescription of the radioactive waste stored there intermediately
Eckert & Ziegler Nuclitec GmbH, LeeseWaste from medicine, research, and industry

Federal state collecting depots

Name and SiteDescription of the radioactive waste stored there intermediately
Landessammelstelle Baden-Württemberg, KarlsruheWaste from medicine, research, and industry
Landessammelstelle Bayern, MitterteichWaste from medicine, research, and industry
Landessammelstelle Berlin, BerlinWaste from medicine, research, and industry
Landessammelstelle Hessen, EbsdorfergrundWaste from medicine, research, and industry
Landessammelstelle Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rubenow/GreifswaldWaste from medicine, research, and industry
Landessammelstelle Niedersachsen, Jülich (acceptance) / Leese (storage)Waste from medicine, research, and industry
Landessammelstelle Nordrhein-Westfalen, JülichWaste from medicine, research, and industry
Landessammelstelle Rheinland-Pfalz, EllweilerWaste from medicine, research, and industry
Landessammelstelle Saarland, Elm-DerlenWaste from medicine, research, and industry
Landessammelstelle Sachsen, Rossendorf/DresdenWaste from medicine, research, and industry
Federal state collecting depot of the four Northern German coastal states, Geesthacht Waste from medicine, research, and industry
State of 2016.06.07

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