On March 18, 2019, in Berlin, Germany, a seminar “Perspectives for German-Russian Nuclear Safety Science Cooperation” took place. The seminar was organized under the auspices of German Eastern Business Association with participation of TENEX. The Russian delegation comprising representatives of ROSATOM State Corporation, TENEX, JSC “Science and Innovations”, FSUE “National Operator for Radioactive Waste Management”, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research of Russian Academy of Sciences, and The Nuclear Safety Institute (IBRAE) and their German colleagues discussed the perspectives and potential directions of joint research, drawing special attention to the issues of safe management of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste.
In addition, a technical tour to Konrad mine (Braunschweig) was organized for the participants of the seminar on March 19. A storage for ultimate radioactive waste isolation is planned for construction there by 2022.
One of the world’s most extensive programs of nuclear and radiation hazardous facilities decommissioning is planned out in Germany. In 2011, a law was adopted implying Germany fully refusing nuclear energy production by the end of 2022.