Commission Opinion of 3 March 2020 relating to the plan for the disposal of radioactive waste arising from the decommissioning and the dismantling of the Krümmel KKK nuclear power plant located in the land of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (only the German text is authentic) 2020/C 72/01

Date03 March 2020
Published date05 March 2020
Celex Number32020A0305(01)
Official Gazette PublicationOfficial Journal of the European Union, C 072, 5 March 2020
C_2020072EN.01000101.xml
5.3.2020 EN Official Journal of the European Union C 72/1

COMMISSION OPINION

of 3 March 2020

relating to the plan for the disposal of radioactive waste arising from the decommissioning and the dismantling of the Krümmel KKK nuclear power plant located in the land of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

(only the German text is authentic)

(2020/C 72/01)

The assessment below is carried out under the provisions of the Euratom Treaty, without prejudice to any additional assessments to be carried out under the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and the obligations stemming from it and from secondary legislation (1).

On 2 September 2019 the European Commission received from the Government of Germany, in accordance with Article 37 of the Euratom Treaty, General Data relating to the plan for the disposal of radioactive waste (2) arising from the decommissioning and the dismantling of the Krümmel KKK nuclear power plant.

On the basis of these data and additional information requested by the Commission on 14 October 2019 and provided by the German authorities on 19 November 2019, and following consultation with the Group of Experts, the Commission has drawn up the following opinion:

1. The distance between the site and the nearest border with another Member State, in this case Denmark is 150 km.
2. During normal decommissioning and dismantling operations of the Krümmel KKK nuclear power plant, the discharges of liquid and gaseous radioactive effluents are not liable to cause an exposure of the population in another Member State that would be significant from the point of view of health, in respect of the dose limits laid down in the Basic Safety Standards Directive (3).
3. Solid radioactive waste is temporarily stored on site before shipment to licensed treatment or disposal facilities located in Germany. Non-radioactive solid waste and residual materials in compliance with clearance levels will be released from regulatory control for disposal as conventional waste or for reuse or recycling. This will be done in compliance with the criteria laid down in the Basic Safety Standards Directive.
4. In the event of unplanned releases of radioactive effluents that may follow the accidents of the type and magnitude considered in the General Data, the doses likely to be received by the population of another Member State would not be significant from
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