The transport program

Destination Interim storage

In 2015 the Federal Environment Ministry has presented a concept for the return of reprocessing waste still stored abroad. This provides for a nationwide balanced distribution. With a broad political consensus between the Federal Government and all the state governments involved, as well as the nuclear power plant operators as waste producers, four locations have been defined for the interim storage of the waste to be returned: Biblis in Hesse, Brokdorf in Schleswig-Holstein, Isar in Bavaria and Philippsburg in Baden-Württemberg. Further information on the choice of interim storage sites is available from BGZ Gesellschaft für Zwischenlagerung mbH.

In the coming years waste from the reprocessing plants in Sellafield/UK and La Hague/France will be returned in a total of four shipments. The first transport took place in October/November 2020. These casks are stored at Philippsburg.