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Final Repository ASSE II (D)
Final Repository Gorleben (D)
Final Repository Schacht KONRAD (D)
Final Repository Morsleben (D)
Nuclear Complex La Hague (F)
Swiss Final Disposal Plans (CH)
Uranium - A Deadly Material

For the international work we produced some multi-language materials. You can download the pdf documents here or order the printed paper versions at the German Youth Environmental Office.

Overview of Materials

All materials have been printed - you can order them or download and print them yourself.

  • Uranium - A Deadly Material - Flyer about the uranium chain:
    • mining, conversion, enrichment, fuel fabrication, operation in nuclear power plants and reprocessing
    • it shows that uranium (nuclear) power affects the climate in each stage of the fuel chain and that it produces much waste with no perspective for a safe final disposal
    • there is also a strong connection between processing uranium in enrichment facilities and reprocessing units and the production of nuclear weapons
    • English: 150dpi, 300 dpi

Final Disposal Sites

  • Gorleben - planned final repository for high level radioactive waste; officially called "exploratory" mine; situated in a salt dome
    • located in the "Wendland" region of Lower Saxony
    • currently a moratorium prevents the continuation of the mining works; not yet permitted to be used for nuclear issues
    • English: 150dpi, 300 dpi
    • German: 150 dpi, 300 dpi
  • ASSE II - old final repository for low and medium level radioactive waste; officially called to be a "research" mine; situated in a salt dome
    • located by Wolfenbüttel near to Brunswick (Braunschweig)
    • currently no more reposition of new radioactive waste; in the process of decommissioning
    • English: 150 dpi, 300 dpi
    • German: 150 dpi, 300 dpi
  • Schacht KONRAD - permitted but not yet used final disposal site for low and medium level radioactive waste; situated in an old iron mine
    • located by Salzgitter near to Brunswick (Braunschweig)
    • currently permitted to be used for nuclear issues but not yet in usage
    • English: 150 dpi, 300 dpi
    • German: 150 dpi, 300 dpi
  • Morsleben - old final repository for low and medium level radioactive waste; founded by the former GDR; situated in an old salt mine
    • located between Brunswick (Braunschweig) and Magdeburg
    • currently no more reposition of new radioactive waste; in the process of decommissioning
    • English: 150 dpi, 300 dpi
    • German: 150 dpi, 300 dpi
  • Switzerland - overview about the planned final disposal sites in Switzerland

Other Sites

It is planned to print further flyers about nuclear facilities in Europe:

  • Uranium - Russian
  • Finnish nuclear sites - Finnish, English
  • Swiss final disposal site - French
  • French La Hague complex - German

All materials shall be translated to other languages, too, and will be provided for download on this webpage when finished.


All materials have been printed - you can order them or download and print them yourself.


Flyer to motivate people to become active on an international level and to subscribe to mailing lists or newsletters.
Feedback sheet to join the network - to send contact information to the network and to join projects, meetings or subscribe mailing lists / newsletters.

Order Printed Materials

You can order printed materials at the cost of the mailing expenses from the German Youth Environmental Office:

Youth Environmental Office
c/o Jugend-Umweltbüro
Karl-Schmidt-Str. 4
D-39104 Magdeburg

phone: +49 391 5570753 email: contact AT[1]


These are presentations/lectures offered by activists and experts of the Nuclear Heritage Network. You are free to use the files for your anti-nuclear work and events. And you are welcome to invite the speakers given in the contact information to give these presentations in your place.

It is a presentation of the Nuclear Heritage Network, its basic ideas and targets as well as it is showing some international activities people of the Network took part in.
The presentation takes some 30 minutes. It can also be offered in German.
This lecture gives an overview about the disposal of nuclear waste in Germany, the four more or less "official" final repositories for radioactive materials and about basic challenges of the final disposal of longterm radioactive waste. It takes some 60 minutes including a little bit of time to ask questions and to have some discussions. The presentation can be offered also in German.
  • Final Repository Morsleben (Germany) - A Collapsing Salt Mine in the Process of Closure (contact: Falk Beyer, Falk AT
The former central final disposal site of the GDR is situated some 100 km east of Hannover and some 180 km east of Berlin in the German state Saxony-Anhalt. It is a former salt mine with a number of safety problems such as the danger of collapse, water flooding the mine and other problems resulting from an unsuitable geological situation.
Since 2003 the operator of the repository - the federal office for radiation protection (BfS) - is introducing some 800,000 cubic meters of "salt concrete" (a mixture of salt, concrete and further materials) into the caverns to "stabilize" the mine. In August 2009, the operator had to admit that a cavern with nuclear waste will cave-in soon: Some 20,000 tons of the repository will cave-in. That would effect the surface like a small earthquake, they said. This would not be the first cave-in in Morsleben.
The salt concrete is particularly responsible for this threat: The weight of the concrete is adding forces to the salt structures of the mine and will probably cause a collapse of the concerned cavern.
The presentation covers the history and current safety issues of the German final repository Morsleben. Morsleben is currently in the process of being shut down. On October 22nd, the public consultation process regarding the closure concept began. However, it will never be possible to make Morsleben completely safe, as it is already affected by water leakages into the mine, as well as cave-ins of large parts of the caverns.
Duration: some 30 minutes
Based on pictures of anti-nuclear actions in Germany you will get an overview about the diversity of actions in the German anti-nuclear movement, its successes and strategies in the struggle against nuclear power.
Duration: some 30 minutes

Other Sources

This is an overview of good brochures and other materials from other organizations. We provide both the download links as well as the homepages of the organizations where you can order these specific materials.

Radioactive Contamination of the Baltic Sea



Nuclear Waste

Climate and Nuclear Power

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