Stored fuel elements and low-level radioactive waste
First Konrad container stored in the western half of the storage hall
The TBL-A covers an area of approximately 5,000 m² with 420 spaces for transport and storage casks. The 329 CASTOR® casks use just over ten percent of the available storage capacity. Low-level and intermediate-level radioactive waste from the operation and decommissioning of German nuclear power plants has consequently been stored in the western half of the hall since 2010. This waste will be transferred to the Konrad repository as soon as this is ready. BGZ submitted an application to the district government of Münster in August 2016 for the extended storage of the low-level radioactive waste to ensure that storage of this waste continues on a secure legal basis until it is transferred to the Konrad repository. The previously licensed type, maximum quantity and activity inventory of the low-level radioactive waste remain unchanged.