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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.

Preparations resumed for repatriation transport from Sellafield to Biblis


The preparations for the repatriation transport of vitrified radioactive waste from the reprocessing plant in Sellafield/UK to the Federal interim storage facility in Biblis, which was suspended in spring due to the beginning COVID 19 situation, have been resumed. Today, the German Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management (BASE) issued the amendment of the transport licence in accordance with § 4 AtG (German Atomic Energy Act) which was implemented as part of the postponement of the transport. After consultation between the Ministries of the Interior and the police authorities responsible for escorting the transport, the transport can thus be carried out this year.


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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