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BfS weist Behauptungen des Präsidenten des Atomforums e.V. zurück
In einem Medienbericht vom 17. Oktober 2014 wird der Präsident des Kernenergie-Interessenverbandes Deutsches Atomforum e.V., Ralf Güldner, mit unzutreffenden Behauptungen über Schacht Konrad und das BfS zitiert. Das BfS stellt hierzu klar: more...

Operation of the Gorleben mine will be reduced to a minimum

The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) has presented the new main operating plan for the Gorleben mine as agreed. This plan constitutes a central element of the agreement reached between the Federal Ministry for the Environment, the Lower-Saxonian Ministry for the Environment and BfS on 29 July 2014. In July the parties involved came to an understanding about the details of how the Gorleben mine will be kept operable. Operation of the mining installations will thus be reduced to a minimum. The new operating plan that BfS has submitted to the competent Lower-Saxonian mining authority contains details of the technical arrangements with respect to how the mine will be kept operable. The previous main operating plan will be invalid as of 1 October. more...
Drums containing radioactive waste in Brunsbüttel: References to the Konrad mine misleading

In reports on damaged waste drums in the Brunsbüttel nuclear power plant it is frequently stated that already years ago, these drums should have been emplaced in the Konrad repository. Fact is: more...
Skin cancer prevention begins in childhood

Titelbild JahresberichtSunburn in childhood is one of the primary causes of skin cancer. Although sunburn is easily avoidable, the number of cancer cases has been increasing for years. The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) refers to this in its new annual report. Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks therefore warns against neglecting sun protection for children. “Skin cancer prevention begins in childhood,” says Hendricks, following publication of the BfS report. “Parents bear particular responsibility here. Precisely in holiday periods, they should pay fastidious attention to sun protection for their children. Skin becoming painfully red at the end of a sunny day by the sea or lake can happen quickly - and this can lay the foundation for later skin cancer.” more...