Natalija Survila Glebova

The international scientific community is engaged in an intensive exchange on the disposal of radioactive waste. The countries involved share a common goal: to leave behind a clean environment for future generations.


How do you construct something in Opalinus Clay and how does this clay rock behave under stress? Engineer Julia Leuthold meticulously calculates the models required to find the answers.

Nikitas Diomidis mit römischem Nagel

In a deep geological repository, disposal canisters will safely enclose the waste for several thousands of years. Over time, the canisters will begin to rust. What chemical processes will take place then, and how and where will the rust spread? Two-thousand-year-old nails are to provide some answers to these questions.

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In this interview, Nagra mining engineer Thorsten Steils explains how radioactive waste can be retrieved from a deep geological repository.

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Nagra encourages its young scientists to expand both their networks and their knowledge. At the «KERNthemen» conference in Dresden, Germany, the focus was on interdisciplinary exchange.

Ein Portraitfoto der Ethikerin Anna Deplazes Zemp.
3.2 Explorierbarkeit Der Räumlichen Verhältnisse

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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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?

Bohrplatzleiterin Patricia Hinterholzer

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

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Nagra’s Board of Directors has appointed Irina Gaus as Head of the Optimisation Division and member of the Executive Board. She will take over her new responsibilities from 1st January 2023. With Irina Gaus, a proven leader and distinguished scientist is taking over the continuous improvement of the project of the century of deep geological disposal of radioactive waste.