Expert opinion regarding the approval for the conditioning and interim storage of radioactive waste of third parties in the interim storage facility 'Zwischenlager Nord (ZLN)'

In the Zwischenlager Nord (ZLN) also wastes of third parties are stored, which are to be conditioned there. It is examined whether a maximum duration of interim storage of waste from third parties at the ZLN extended from 5 years to 10 years before conditioning has an impact on the safety of the interim storage facility. Increased flexibility in the conditioning of certain wastes for longer interim storage can reduce risks. Detached from an increase in the maximum permissible storage duration, recommendations for further risk reduction are given.