Radioactive waste - permanent storage site in Germany
Name: Permanent storage site for radioactive waste
Client: Federal Office for Radiation Protection
Period of service: 1993 - 2016
Location: Morsleben, Germany
Size: 36,754 m³ of radioactive waste were stored from 1971 to 1998
ZPP, a SOCOTEC Germany company, supported the Federal Office for Radiation Protection in the operation of shutting down a permanent radioactive waste storage site.
In 1971, near Morsleben, the German Democratic Republic installed a permanent storage site for low and intermediate-level waste (ERAM). After the reunification and until 1998, this permanent storage site was still in use. From 1971 to 1998 36,754 m³ of radioactive waste were stored.
The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (the Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz) has been assigned the responsibility of safely shutting down the storage site, sealing radioactive waste so it does not spread into the biosphere.
ZPP supported this operation from 1993 to 2016, offering consulting, surveying, planning, project management and supervision services, which include the development of the concept of the shutdown, sealing buildings, backfill development, structural safety, integrity and security analysis, dealing with approval processes and mining engineering.