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Radioactive nuclear waste sits on Great Lakes shores

Radioactive nuclear waste sits on Great Lakes shores

 · Germany, in the 1980s, tried using an abandoned salt and potash to store barrels of nuclear waste over 30 years, the Asse . It’s now prompting a cleanup that may take 30 years and ...

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  • Asse II mine - BGE

    Asse II mine - BGE

    Info centre & public . The Info Asse provides all the information to the public about the nesite and the the retrieval of the radioactive waste. Visitors can view an exhibition, obtain other information material and see for themselves how the situation underground actually is during a tour.

  • JULY 18, 2008 | No. 675 FRANCE: LEAKS AND ACTIONS

    JULY 18, 2008 | No. 675 FRANCE: LEAKS AND ACTIONS

    The design for nuclear waste storage in the now flooding Asse II potash mine is the same as for the specially dug salt mine at Gorleben, seen as the likely permanent repository. Frances nuclear safety authority ASN after inspection of the site said that Socatri had poorly managed the leak. The inspection also revealed that

  • Thomas Wollnik Facebook, Twitter & MySpace on PeekYou

    Thomas Wollnik Facebook, Twitter & MySpace on PeekYou

    The Waste Isolation Pilot , or WIPP, is the worlds third deep geological repository after Germanys Repository for radioactive waste Morsleben and the Schacht Asse Salt licensed to store transuranic radioactive waste for 10,000 years. The waste is from the research and production of United States nuclear weapons.

  • German agencies to collaborate on repositories : Waste ...

    German agencies to collaborate on repositories : Waste ...

     · In April 2017, the operator responsibilities for the Asse as well as the Konrad and Morsleben repositories were transferred from the Federal Office for Radiation Protection to BGE. BGE - which falls under the Federal Ministry for the Environment - is also responsible for implementing the site selection procedure for repository sites for ...

  • Geologic Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste in Salt ...

    Geologic Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste in Salt ...

    for intermediate-level radioactive waste—both in former salt mines: the Schacht Asse and the Bartensleben in Morsleben. A German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology 2008 report drew the following conclusions on what it viewed as positive attributes of salt for disposal of HLW.

  • Design and approval planning for the upgrade of number 2 ...

    Design and approval planning for the upgrade of number 2 ...

    number 2 shaft at the Asse . The company is also part of the winning consortium that in January 2011 was commissioned to undertake design and approval work for the new ‘number 5’ shaft. Background Between 1967 and 1978 the old Asse in Lower Saxony, which formerly served as a test site and final waste repository,

  • Radioactive waste leaking at German storage site: report ...

    Radioactive waste leaking at German storage site: report ...

    Federal parliament recently approved a new regulation to clear the salt Asse of 125,000 barrels of radioactive waste, although the project is yet to begin.

  • Abyss of Uncertainty: Germany’s Homemade Nuclear Waste ...

    Abyss of Uncertainty: Germany’s Homemade Nuclear Waste ...

     · Some 126,000 barrels of nuclear waste have been dumped in the Asse salt over the last 50 years. German politicians are pushing for a law promising their removal. But the safety, technical and financial hurdles are enormous, and experts warn that removal is more dangerous than leaving them put.

  • The controversial plan to fill a mine with nuclear waste ...

    The controversial plan to fill a mine with nuclear waste ...

     · , just 25km away, is the name of another former mine – and perhaps Germany’s biggest nuclear waste mishap. It is home to 126,000 barrels of …

  • 20-year-long German nuclear leak scandal engulfs country ...

    20-year-long German nuclear leak scandal engulfs country ...

     · The Asse salt was closed in 1964 and became an experimental nuclear waste repository in 1967. The goal was to discover whether rock salt pits were a good place to store radioactive waste. The closed-down salt ended up becoming in …

  • Nuclear waste in disused German mine leaves a bitter ...

    Nuclear waste in disused German mine leaves a bitter ...

    in disused German mine leaves a bitter legacy Germanys environment minister recently the where 126,000 barrels of radioactive material are stored. Frustrated...

  • BGE’s Approval Procedure For The Retrieval Process of ...

    BGE’s Approval Procedure For The Retrieval Process of ...

    On 25 April 2017, BGE took over responsibility as operator of the Asse shaft and the Konrad and Morsleben final repositories from the Federal Office for Radiation Protection. Other tasks include the search for a final repository site for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste generated in Germany on the basis of the German Site ...

  • Sticker Shock: The Soaring Costs Of Germany’s Nuclear ...

    Sticker Shock: The Soaring Costs Of Germany’s Nuclear ...

     · The — Asse — has become a touchstone in the debate about nuclear waste in the wake of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s 2011 decision to end the use of nuclear power following Japan’s Fukushima disaster. The ongoing closures have created a new urgency to clean up these nuclear facilities and, most importantly, to find a way to ...

  • Asse II - Nuclear Heritage

    Asse II - Nuclear Heritage

    The Research Mine Asse II is located in the Asse ridge of hills close to the village Remlingen in the district Wolfenbüttel. Nuclear waste was deposited here in the 60s and 70s – for research purposes. These experiments have been terminated, but the waste remains in the pit.

  • Idaho NPDES Permits | NPDES Permits Around the Nation | US EPA

    Idaho NPDES Permits | NPDES Permits Around the Nation | US EPA

    Notice of transfer of permitting authority to Idaho: On June 5, 2018, EPA approved Idahos application to administer and enforce the Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System IPDES Program. Exit. To view a schedule for the transfer of permitting authority to Idaho, Idaho NPDES Program Authorization.. EPA will retain the authority to issue NPDES permits for facilities located on ...

  • EU struggles with cost of nuclear clean-up

    EU struggles with cost of nuclear clean-up

     · Europe will need to spend €253 billion by 2050 on nuclear waste management and decommissioning, more than double the funds currently available, according to a report by the European Commission.. In total, decommissioning of old reactors will cost €120 billion and €130 billion will be needed for the management of spent fuel, radioactive waste and disposal processes.

  • Asse II mine -

    Asse II mine -

    Coordinates: 52°08′38″N 10°38′32″E The Schacht Asse II is a former salt mine used as a deep geological repository for radioactive waste in the Asse Mountains of …

  • Visiting of the Asse II mine | TU Bergakademie Freiberg

    Visiting of the Asse II mine | TU Bergakademie Freiberg

    On 18 June 2019, nine members of our association had the opportunity to the former nuclear waste repository Asse near Remlingen, Lower Saxony, and to go for a . The Asse is a former salt which was built at the beginning of the 20th century for the extraction of potassium and rock salt.

  • ENVIRONMENT: German Leaks Raise More Nuclear Fears | Inter ...

    ENVIRONMENT: German Leaks Raise More Nuclear Fears | Inter ...

    Asse , a former salt , is the oldest nuclear waste deposit in Germany. The abandoned was transformed into a deposit for nuclear waste in 1967, following the scientific hypothesis that rock salt pits are the best geological structure to store radioactive waste.

  • 10 Environmental Disaster Time Bombs - Listverse

    10 Environmental Disaster Time Bombs - Listverse

     · 5 Asse II Mine Asse II, near Braunschweig, Germany, was originally a salt mine. The mine’s lack of profitability led to its cheap sale to the German government, which repurposed the abandoned mine in 1967 into a temporary storage site for medium-level radioactive waste.

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