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Rückführung von deutschen Wiederaufarbeitungsabfällen/Repatriation of German Residues from Reprocessing

Until 2005, spent fuel elements from the operation of German nuclear power plants were taken to Great Britain and France for reprocessing. The resulting residues must be returned to Germany. GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH has been commissioned by the German nuclear power plant operators to prepare and carry out the return of this waste to German interim storage facilities.

Repatriation transport from Sellafield to Biblis suspended


The repatriation transport of vitrified radioactive waste from the reprocessing plant in Sellafield/UK to the interim storage facility in Biblis, scheduled for this spring, is suspended. As the German police authorities responsible for escorting and executing the transport have stated, the police operation is currently not responsible in view of the current "corona spread" and therefore cannot be carried out in spring as planned.


INS / Planned shipment of Highly Active Waste from the UK to Germany


Over the coming years the United Kingdom will be returning highly active waste (HAW) in the form of vitrified residues to Germany. There will be a total of three shipments to storage facilities in Biblis, Brokdorf and Isar. The first shipment, to Biblis, is scheduled for the first half of 2020.

Transport 2020

From Sellafield to Biblis

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