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Asse: Bislang keine Erkenntnisse, nach denen untersuchter Standort zum Bau eines weiteren Schachtes ungeeignet wäre
Aussagen der BGR zur grundsätzlichen Nichteignung des Standorts für den geplanten Bergungsschacht sind wissenschaftlich-technisch nicht haltbar. Für die Rückholung der Abfälle aus der Asse ist der Bau eines neuen Schachtes geplant. Aktuell laufen verschiedene Erkundungsbohrungen. Bisher gibt es keine Erkenntnisse, nach denen der Standort für einen Schacht grundsätzlich ungeeignet wäre. 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...
No sunburn during springtime: UV-newsletter starts on April

Winter is over and everybody enjoys outdoor activities every free minute they have. However, the power of the sun is easily underestimated right during the first sunny days of the year. So, a barbecue with friends at noontime may not only bring grilled food but also sunburn to your skin.

The so-called UV-index shows when sun protection is required. It indicates the power of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. The higher the UV index the stronger the UV radiation and the earlier sunburn will occur. The UV-prognosis shows the daily UV-index published on the internet by BfS from April until September every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. more...
Best paper of the year award for uranium miners study

Researchers from the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz, BfS) received the best paper award from the German preventive medicine journal “Arbeits-, Sozial- und Umweltmedizin (ASU) — Zeitschrift für medizinische Prävention“ for their scientific work on the health effects of uranium mining. The award recognises, among others, the “importance to the scientific community” and the “traceability of results”. more...