Dismantling of Rheinsberg Nuclear Power Plant
The dismantling project provides for the immediate staged dismantling of the nuclear power plant mainly with internal staff whilst making use of the experience of maintenance and reconstruction gained at Rheinsberg Nuclear Power Plant.
- The dismanting of all technical equipment
- The dismantling of contaminated building structures
- Demolition of the building after release from the Atomic Energy Act
- Disposal or recycling of waste and residual materials accumulating in the process (disposal)
The immediate dismantling of the nuclear plant was given priority over a possible safe enclosure as the building design (no containment construction) presents too great a technical and financial challenge for safe enclosure, the existing functional technical equipment, for example lifting gear would have to be renewed for subsequent dismantling and the necessary competent and experienced staff are on hand when the plant is switched off.
Proposals to shut down and dismantle Rheinsberg Nuclear Power Plant were developed at the beginning of the 1990s and a cost and time estimation for all necessary work was compiled and agreed upon with the proprietors.
In April 1995 the competent nuclear supervisory authority for the federal state of Brandenburg gave permission for the shutting down and partial dismantling of Rheinsberg Nuclear Power Plant. The dismantling of the nuclear plant commenced directly afterwards.