On 25 April 2017, the operator responsibilities for the Asse II mine as well as the Konrad and Morsleben repositories were transferred to the Federal Company for Radioactive Waste Disposal (Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung mbH, BGE). This website of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) will therefore no longer be updated and displays the status as on 24 April 2017. You will find current information at the BGE: www.bge.de

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Englischsprachiges Glossar

Ventilating systemshow / hide

Planned ventilation of the mine openings.

Ventilation show / hide

Ventilation is the planned supply of the mine with fresh air.

Ventilation buildingshow / hide

Site of the pit ventilation system which supplies the mine with fresh air by creating an artificial air flow.

Vitrified waste canister show / hide

In nuclear energy a term for a melted, vitrified block of high-level radioactive waste including its metal housing made from corrosion-resistant steel which is welded gas-tight.

Voltage show / hide

Measure of the labour required for bringing a charge in an electric field from one point to another, divided by the charge. The unit is Volt (V).

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