Transports and Interim Storage


The operators of the German nuclear power plants have entrusted their joint subsidiary GNS with the handling of the repatriation of the reprocessing waste. GNS in turn commissions experienced partner companies to carry out the rail, road and sea transport from France and England. (Overview of responsibilities)

Interim storage

As there is currently no repository for reprocessing waste available in Germany, the casks with the canisters must first be stored temporarily. Upon acceptance in the interim storage facilities of the federal BGZ Gesellschaft für Zwischenlagerung mbH provided for this purpose, the ownership of casks and waste is transferred to the Federal Republic of Germany and the return is completed.

CASTOR® HAW28M - Cold handling in the Biblis interim storage facility