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11 March 2011: Fukushima Accident
Schematischer Überblick über das in den Reaktorblöcken 1-5 in Fukushima verwendete Mark-I-Containment (Sicherheitsbehälter) On 11 March 2011 a strong earthquake and, following this, a tsunami occurred in Fukushima/Japan. Significant damage was done to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which was impossible to manage with the available safety and security systems. The radioactive substances released as a result of this accident have contaminated air, soil and water in the area around Fukushima. So far, it has not been possible to evaluate health effects finally. more...

Nuclear safety: Regulatory framework

nuclear regulatory pyramid There are appropriate provisions and regulations in Germany to regulate the safety of nuclear installations. The requirements for nuclear safety are described in numerous provisions with different degrees of bindingness.

The German nuclear regulatory framework presents a hierarchically structured pyramid, the so-called regulatory pyramid. more...

Grid expansion: answers to frequently asked questions

Strommast auf einer Weide mit Fragezeichen Renewable energies from wind and sun have to go from strength to strength - as decided by the German government. According to recent polls, more and more people favour this approach in Germany. However, there are still disputes with local citizens who are concerned with the grid expansion. The Federal Office for Radiation Protection /BfS) is answering corresponding FAQ´s (full text in German only). more...
Aktuelle Information zum Zwischenlager Brunsbüttel

Das Bundesverwaltungsgericht hat die Beschwerde des Bundesamtes für Strahlenschutz auf Zulassung der Revision im Verfahren um das Standortzwischenlager Brunsbüttel abgelehnt. Damit ist die Aufbewahrungsgenehmigung für das Zwischenlager Brunsbüttel aufgehoben. Der Betreiber des Zwischenlagers ist nun in der Verantwortung, eine neue Genehmigung für die Lagerung der Castorbehälter in dem Zwischenlager zu beantragen. more...