Government Adopts Bill on Nuclear Location Search Act

Following the agreement with the sixteen federal states on the key point for a “Location Search Act” (Standortsuchgesetz) for a permanent nuclear waste disposal in April, the German government adopted a corresponding bill.

The bill shall be submitted to parliament by all political parties represented and shall be passed on 5 July 2013, the government said.

For more information on the key points of the bill, please click here.

According to the government’s press release, the following amounts of radioactive waste will originate until the final phase-out of nuclear energy in 2022 and due to the dismanteling of the nuclear power plants: approximately 290,000 cubic metres of low and medium radioactive waste with a low heat dissipation and 30,000 to 40,000 cubic metres of highly radioactive waste with considerable heat dissipation.

Source: Bundesregierung

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