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Document 32001A1114(01)

Commission opinion of 22 October 2001 concerning the plan for the disposal of radioactive waste from the modification of the Emsland nuclear power station KKE in the Federal Republic of Germany, in accordance with Article 37 of the Euratom Treaty

OJ C 319, 14.11.2001, p. 14–14 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

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32001A1114(01)

Commission opinion of 22 October 2001 concerning the plan for the disposal of radioactive waste from the modification of the Emsland nuclear power station KKE in the Federal Republic of Germany, in accordance with Article 37 of the Euratom Treaty

Official Journal C 319 , 14/11/2001 P. 0014 - 0014


Commission opinion

of 22 October 2001

concerning the plan for the disposal of radioactive waste from the modification of the Emsland nuclear power station KKE in the Federal Republic of Germany, in accordance with Article 37 of the Euratom Treaty

(2001/C 319/07)

(Only the German text is authentic)

On 21 March 2001, the European Commission received from the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, in accordance with Article 37 of the Euratom Treaty, general data relating to the plan for the disposal of radioactive waste from the modification of the Emsland nuclear power plant.

On the basis of these data, the Commission has considered that the plan concerned a modification to an existing plan on which an opinion had already been given. The Commission has further taken into consideration that the intermediate storage facility for irradiated fuel resulting from that modification could remain in operation after decommissioning and dismantling of the existing plant. Following consultation with the group of experts, the Commission has drawn up the following opinion:

(a) The planned modification requires no changes to the existing authorised limits for gaseous and liquid discharges.

(b) The planned modification has no consequences in relation to solid radioactive waste arising from the operation of the existing plant.

(c) The planned modification has no consequences in relation to unplanned discharges of radioactive substances, which may follow an accident of the type and magnitude considered in the general data of the existing plan.

In conclusion, the Commission is of the opinion that the implementation of the plan for the disposal of radioactive waste resulting from the modification of the Emsland nuclear power station KKE, located in the Federal Republic of Germany, both in normal operation and in the event of an accident of the magnitude considered in the general data, is not liable to result in radioactive contamination, significant from the point of view of health, of the water, soil or airspace of another Member State.

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