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The Decommissioning of Asse II: Burden of the Past in the Federal Republic of Germany

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Asse II, a salt mine in the salt formation of the Upper Permian near Wolfenb├╝ttel, has been the subject of heated debates on environmental policy and law in the Federal Republic of Germany for some time. Until 1995, Asse II was used as a trial facility for the development of techniques for the final disposal of low and intermediate level radioactive waste. Potash and salt rock were produced in this facility from 1909 and 1964 and, after termination

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: July 1, 2009


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