Switzerland identifies a nuclear waste burial site near the border with Germany

11 September, 2022
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Switzerland identifies a nuclear waste burial site near the border with Germany

Swiss authorities have announced that they have chosen a site in the north of the country, not far from the German border, for the establishment of a deep geological storage repository for radioactive waste.


After nearly 50 years of searching for the best way to store its radioactive waste, Switzerland is preparing for the "Project of the Century" based on burying spent nuclear fuel in clay layers deep in the earth.


The organization entrusted with the task of dealing with the country's radioactive waste stated that it "determined that the Nordlich-Legern area was the best of the three sites it was considering to establish an underground storage site."


"We have chosen Nordlich Legern to be the safest site for the establishment of a deep geological repository," a spokesperson for the National Cooperative for Radioactive Waste Disposal Nagra told AFP by email.


He added: "Extensive investigations have shown that Nordlich Legern is the most suitable location and contains the largest safety warehouses."


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