Nagra News - March 2023


Six months ago, we announced our siting proposal for the construction of the deep geological repository. Since then, all eyes have been on the region that will host the repository. How do people react to this?

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Thank you for your interest in the project of the century of deep geological disposal. To keep you up to date with the latest developments surrounding this project, we would like to send you an English newsletter several times a year.

Six months ago, we announced our siting proposal for the construction of the deep geological repository. Since then, all eyes have been on the region that will host the repository. How do people react to this? What questions do they have?

Our German neighbours just across the Rhine River and thus close to the siting region also have concerns. This is a good opportunity to engage in dialogue across national borders. Scientific exchange does not stop at borders, either: international collaboration helps to solve national problems.

Our French partner organisation is one step ahead of us: Andra submitted its construction licence application for its deep geological repository in mid-January. Congratulations!

The safe disposal of radioactive waste requires intensive scientific research. In our teams, qualified men and women work together to find solutions. However, women are still underrepresented in scientific professions.

Female role models help to attract more girls and young women to careers in science and technology.

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Why Nördlich Lägern? The 13 site selection criteria
Why Nördlich Lägern? The 13 site selection criteria

Nagra's siting proposal is based on 13 criteria. We will outline them to you here – and our CEO, Matthias Braun, will explain their relevance.

Women can have a career in science, too
Women can have a career in science, too

11th February marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Nagra's work culture encourages a respectful working environment and gender equality.

Unresolved questions know no boundaries
Unresolved questions know no boundaries

Switzerland’s deep geological repository is to be constructed close to the border with Germany. A close exchange between the two countries is indispensable. But how can this be accomplished?

Successful collaboration with Japan
Successful collaboration with Japan

Research across country and continental borders is essential to the construction of safe national deep geological repositories.

Andra submits construction application
Andra submits construction application

The French waste management organisation, Andra, reaches an important milestone.

Two questions from the siting region for the deep geological repository

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