Second quarter of 2000
to end reprocessing in Germany but action delayed
Agreement between the Federal
Government and the Power Supply Companies of 14 June 2000.
English translation by the German Government, 22 June 2000
of nuclear waste
1. Interim storage
power companies shall construct interim storage sites as quickly as
possible at the locations of the nuclear power plants or in their vicinity.
Joint efforts shall be undertaken to find ways of creating temporary
storage facilities at these locations before the interim storage site
are put into operation.
2. Nuclear fuel
disposal of radioactive waste from the operation of nuclear power plants
shall be limited to direct final storage as of 1 July 2005. Up until
that point in time transports for the purpose of nuclear fuel reprocessing
shall be permitted. Supplied quantities may be processed. Reprocessing
shall require prior proof of the unharmful use of the reprocessing products
to be taken back.
dealings with their international partners the power companies shall
avail themselves of all acceptable contractual remedies to terminate
reprocessing at the earliest possible point in time.
federal government and the power companies assume that the residual
amounts can be transported in the amount of time provided. They also
assume that the licensing procedures for transports for reprocessing
purposes can be completed by the summer of 2000 if the legislative prerequisites
are in place.
it be the case that it is not possible to complete the process of reprocessing
on time for reasons for which the power companies are not responsible,
then both sides shall seek appropriate solutions early on.
As long as the relevant legislative prerequisites are in place the
power companies shall be able to transport spent fuel elements to regional
interim storage sites until the respective local interim storage sites
are put into operation as well as out of the country until reprocessing
is terminated. Both sides assume that the local interim storage sites
will be ready for use in a period five years at most. The federal government,
the state governments, and the power companies shall jointly create
a standing coordination group for the purpose of carrying out transports.
Its tasks shall include cooperation with federal and state law enforcement