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Sommerzeit, Reisezeit - Sonnenschutz im Auto?
 
Sommerzeit, Reisezeit. Vielerorts werden die Koffer gepackt. Eines sollte in diesen Tagen unbedingt dabei sein: die Sonnencreme! Der UV-Index liegt bei 8 im Süden und 6 bis 7 im Norden. Wer sich im Auto auf die Reise begibt, kann da leicht sein „rotes“ Wunder erleben. more...


   
Information on the licensing procedure for the AVR fuel elements from the Jülich Research Centre

The Jülich Research Centre filed an application for the storage of AVR fuel elements in the Ahaus Interim Storage Facility on 24 September 2009 and, on 4 October 2010 for the transport of these fuel elements to Ahaus. Generally the following applies in case of transport and storage licences according to Atomic Energy Act: What is to be done with the radioactive material is incumbent upon the applicant or, respectively, the owner of radioactive material, which would in this case be the Jülich Research Centre. The applicant needs to furnish proof that the necessary safety is guaranteed for his project. more...
 
The Site Selection Law – A fresh start in the search for a repository site for heat-generating radioactive waste

Deutschlandkarte mit Fragezeichen The Site Selection Law (StandAG) provides the chance to solve the disposal issue in a transparent and open procedure. The comparative determination of a site is in compliance with the requirements of the state of the art of science and technology. For over ten years, the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) has been advocating such a procedure with broad public participation, in order to realise a safe, legally robust disposal site for heat-generating radioactive waste in Germany, which is supported by as many social groups as possible. more...
 
Licensing of interim storage facilities for nuclear fuels

Standort-Zwischenlager If one intends to store nuclear fuels outside a nuclear power plant in an interim storage facility, this requires a licence granted by the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS). The BfS examines whether the necessary safety for the storage according to the state of the art of science and technology is ensured. The owner of the radioactive material or, respectively, the operator of the interim storage facility as licence holder has the responsibility that all necessary licences are available at any time. more...