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Storage capacities for radioactive residues and waste from decommissioning projects
When nuclear facilities are decommissioned and dismantled, radioactive residues and waste accrue whose storage is already taken into account when decommissioning is being planned. Providing sufficient storage capacities optimises the dismantling process. Ausreichende Lagerkapazitäten optimieren den Rückbauprozess. Depending on their purpose of use and time of storage, different storage facility types can be erected.

Storage capacities for the residues and waste from decommissioning projects are necessary, irrespective of an existing repository. They will continue to be necessary, also after the Konrad repository has been taken into operation. more...

Analysis of the off-site emergency response provisions for German nuclear power plants based on the experience gained from the Fukushima accident

Effective dose for adults due to external radiation and inhalation for 30 days based on the meteorological data for December 2010. It was assumed in the simulation that a German nuclear power plant releases radioactivity for 15 days. What is the impact on man and the environment when radioactive substances are released for a certain period of time? The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) has simulated a nuclear accident whose radiological effects are similar to those observed in the Fukushima-Daiichi accident on the basis of case studies. The aim is thus to answer the question whether the existing German emergency management concept is prepared for a radiological emergency situation resembling the Fukushima-Daiichi accident. more...
Damaged waste drums: References to the Konrad mine misleading

In reports on damaged waste drums it is frequently stated that already years ago, these drums should have been emplaced in the Konrad repository. Fact is: more...
25 Jahre BfS - 25 Jahre Aufgabenwahrnehmung für Mensch und Umwelt in einem gesellschaftlichen Spannungsfeld

25 Jahre BfS Das Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz (BfS) nahm am 1. November 1989 seine Arbeit auf. Bis dahin waren die verschiedenen Bereiche im Strahlenschutz, der kerntechnischen Entsorgung und der Notfallvorsorge auf verschiedene Institutionen verteilt. Das hatte zu erheblichen Schnittstellenverlusten geführt. Als Folge bündelte die Bundesregierung ihre Kompetenzen im Bereich Strahlenschutz in einer Behörde und gründete im November 1989 das BfS. more...