In the light of more recent findings on potential interference by third parties, operators of all interim storage facilities in Germany are required to take measures to upgrade the security of their facilities. An additional protective wall will also be constructed directly around the storage hall in Gorleben as soon as the applicable licenses have been granted. This structural work will have practically no impact on the outside appearance of the interim storage facility. Temporary measures will be taken to enhance the security of facilities against interference by third parties pending construction of the protective wall.
Background information on retrofitting is available from the Federal Ministry for the Environment at: www.bmu.de (german version only)