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Permanent storage site for radioactive waste

Support for the Federal Office for Radiation Protection

The German Democratic Republic set up a permanent storage site for low and intermediate-level waste (ERAM) in the former potash and rock salt mine nearby Morsleben in 1971. After reunification the Federal Republic of Germany continued using this permanent storage site until 1998. From 1971 to 1998 36,754 m³ of low and intermediate-level radioactive waste were stored.

The permanent storage site is in the phase of shutdown, aiming at securely sealing radioactive waste from the biosphere. The overall responsibility for today’s operation and secure shutdown is in the hands of the Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz (Federal Office for Radiation Protection).

ZPP has been supporting the Federal Office for Radiation Protection since 1993 with different services in the area of consulting, survey, planning, project management and supervision:
_Development of shutdown concept
_Sealing buildings: dam structures and closing of pits
_Backfill development
_Analyses of structural safety, structural integrity and security
_Approval processes according to AtG, BBergG, WHG, UVPG etc.
_Miner’s engineering
_Project coordination

Picture source: BfS Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz
BfS Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz
Period of service
1993 - 2016
Morsleben, Germany
  • Consulting
  • Planning
  • Expert Reporting
  • Project Controlling
  • Maintaining