What types of radioactive waste are stored in Morsleben? Where do they accrue from and what is to become of them? You will receive answers to these questions and information on the running plan-approval procedures for decommissioning at the INFO MORSLEBEN. What does the interior of a repository mine look like? After having made an appointment you can visit selected areas of the former salt mine.
At the INFO MORSLEBEN the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) provides information about the decommissioning of the Morsleben repository for radioactive waste, using presentation charts and modern computer animations. The planned construction measures within the scope of decommissioning are explained as well as the long-term safety and monitoring measures for the protection of the population and the environment. The geological conditions and the mine's history are presented there, too.
In the showroom and the lecture hall of the info centre visitors are offered space for exchanging information and discussing their questions with the BfS personnel. Lectures, briefings, and discussions can take place here.
The INFO MORSLEBEN staff are looking forward to your questions. Upon request, the staff are also available for doing presentations at schools or events.
In exceptional cases, the information centre may be closed during regular opening hours for operational reasons, for example during visits to the mine underground. We kindly ask you to take this into account and, if possible, make an appointment for your visit in due time.
Morsleben - A mine? A German place.
The Morsleben repository for radioactive waste, for which the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) has had the operator's responsibility since the reunification, had a colourful past as a mine: Potash and rock salt mining, armaments production, livestock farming and toxic-waste dump in the GDR and, since 1979, radioactive waste repository.
In its various utilisation phases as a mine, the history of the Morsleben mine reflects the entire German history including forced labour of prisoners from concentration camps underground and the border location in the GDR. The BfS has faced the documentation of this history. The result is a new permanent exhibition.
According to the motto "Morsleben- A mine? A German place." the exhibition narrates and analyses the facility's overall development as a whole until this day. The presentation was designed and drawn up with the assistance of an expert advisory board. The permanent exhibition can be visited during the regular opening hours at INFO MORSLEBEN.
Visit to the Mine
You are welcome to get an own impression of the repository mine. For this purpose we visit the interior of the mine and show current works. Staff members guide you through the mine and are available for your questions and discussions.
Please contact the INFO MORSLEBEN to make an appointment for a visit to the mine. Bookings for visits to the mine can be made at any time by calling the listed phone numbers, by fax or email. The mine tour is free.
Only adults from age 14 are permitted to visits to the mine. For operational reasons, the number of participants is limited to 15 persons. The internal lead-time is about four weeks and needs to be taken into account.
More detailed information can be found in the leaflet for visits to the Morsleben repository and the schedule we provide to you. We have also provided a map of the surrounding area and directions to the information centre.
Office hours (and on appointment):
|Monday to Thursday||9 a.m. to 3 p.m.|
|Friday||9 a.m. to 2 p.m.|
Here you will find us
BfS INFO Morsleben
39343 Ingersleben OT Morsleben
39343 Ingersleben OT Morsleben
Phone: +49 39050 / 97525 or +49 39050 / 97613
Fax: +49 39050 / 97612
State of 2016.04.08