The selection of a suitable site is essential for the safe operation of an underground repository and the safe long-term isolation of waste after repository closure. Important criteria for site suitability are the barrier properties of the rock formation, the hydrogeological conditions, and the predicted site development. Our repository siting know-how is concentrated within a multi-disciplinary team including geologists, hydro-geologists, geophysicists, geochemists, mining and civil engineers. This highly qualified team is experienced in solving the most complex problems.
Our capabilities in this field include: