Germany, federal State “Niedersachsen”, radioactive waste disposal Asse II, Sept. 4th 2008. Source
130,000 barrels of middle and low radiative waste, kilograms of Plutonium and Caesium 147 – 750 meters below. Asse 2 was and is the world’s first underground disposal for radioactive waste. And then this scandal:
Now, Germany’s environmental minister Sigmar Gabriel takes over the Asse II disposal – the federal environmental agency “Bundesumweltministerium” is now responsible for Asse II. The new operator is the federal agency for radiation protection Germany – web – known from their KiKK study.
The former operators State Office for mining, energy and geology in the German federal state Niedersachsen (Landesamt für Bergbau, Energie und Geologie / LBEG) – HERE is their website and the “Helmholtz Zentrum München” / Munich – HERE is their website failed to operate the disposal properly.
Both did not react on their website.
Asse II is full of holes, as Gabriel said. He added, the cause of fault is not clear.
Let this be a learning experience for all pro atomic power activists.