Transport and storage casks with vitrified highly active waste
The vitrified highly active waste and spent fuel elements are kept in intermediate storage in the cask storage hall in massive steel casks that weigh up to 140 tonnes.
The casks protect the waste and fuel elements from all conceivable hazards such as airplane crashes, earthquakes, fire and other incidents.
Cross-section of transport and storage cask for vitrified highly active waste
height: 6.11 meter
total weight: 113 tons
dead weight: 100 tons
Transport and storage casks with spent fuel elements
The casks are constantly monitored during the entire interim storage period to make sure that they remain tightly sealed. Only cask types licensed and approved by the authorities are used.
Cross-section of transport storage cask for spent fuel elements
height: 6.5 meter
weight fully laden: 135 tons
unladen weight: 118 tons