Overview of the BGZ sites

Lower Saxony

Gorleben interim storage facility (BZG);
Gorleben waste storage facility (AZG)

Cask spaces: 420 approved | 113 occupied
Current occupancy: 3 CASTOR V/19 | 1 CASTOR lc | 1 CASTOR lla | 74 CASTOR HAW 20/28 CG | 21 CASTOR HAW28M | 12 TN 85 | 1 TS 28 V
Commissioning: 1995
Licensed until: 2034

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Grohnde interim storage facility (BZD)

Cask spaces: 100 approved | 37 occupied
Current occupancy: 37 CASTOR V/19
Application: 1999

License: 2002
Commissioning: 2006
Licensed until: 2046
Licensed inventory: Maximum 1.000 tHM | Maximum 3,75 MW

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Lingen interim storage facility (BZL)

Cask spaces: 125 approved | 47 occupied
Current occupancy: 47 CASTOR V/19
Application: 1998
License: 2002
Commissioning: 2002
Licensed until: 2042
Licensed inventory: Maximum 1.250 tHM | Maximum 4,7 MW

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Stade: Interim storage facility for low-level and intermediate-level waste (AZS)

Commissioned: 2007
Licensing / Supervisory authority: Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Climate Protection, Lower Saxony
Facility’s external dimensions: 66 m x 25 m x 13 m
Licensed storage volume: max. 5.000 m³

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Unterweser interim storage facility (BZU)

Cask spaces: 80 approved | 40 occupied
Current occupancy: 40 CASTOR V/19
Application: 1999
License: 2003
Commissioning: 2007
Licensed until: 2047
Licensed inventory: Maximum 800 tHM | Maximum 3 MW

Interim storage facility for low-level and intermediate-level waste (AZU 1)

Commissioned: 1981
Licensing / Supervisory authority: Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Climate Protection, Lower Saxony
Facility’s external dimensions: 71 m x 29 m x 8 m
Licensed storage volume: max. 2.600 m³

Interim storage facility for low-level and intermediate-level waste (AZU 2)

Commissioned: 2020
Licensing / Supervisory authority: Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Climate Protection, Lower Saxony
Facility’s external dimensions: 79 m x 28 m x 17 m
Licensed storage volume: max. 5.000 m³

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