Gorleben

Gorleben is a small municipality (Gemeinde) in the Gartow region of the Lüchow-Dannenberg district in the far north-east of Lower Saxony, Germany, a region also known as the Wendland.

Gorleben was first recorded as a town by the rulers of Dannenberg in 1360; there was a fort on the site. The name "Gorleben" probably comes from Goor ("silt"; in Slavic, however, Gor means "mountain") and leben ("heritage").

Gorleben is known as the site of a controversial radioactive waste disposal facility, currently used as an intermediate storage facility but planned to serve with the salt dome Gorleben as a future deep final repository for waste from nuclear reactors. It has attracted frequent protests from environmentalists since the 1970s.

Read more about Gorleben:  Geography, Nuclear Waste Repository

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Anti-nuclear Movement In Germany - Other Protests
... Union, announced that the salt mines in Gorleben would be utilised to store radioactive waste ... people attended the first large demonstration in Gorleben on March 12, 1977 ... Protests about Gorleben continued for several years and, in 1979, the prime minister declared that plans for a nuclear waste plant in Gorleben were “impossible to enforce for ...
Salt Dome Gorleben - The Gorleben Moratorium
... addition to the nuclear power phase-out a moratorium on the planned repository Gorleben was agreed on ... After the agreement the exploration of Gorleben to clarify conceptual and safety issues was suspended for at least three years with a maximum of ten years ...
Gorleben - Nuclear Waste Repository - Dispute
... still take place against nuclear energy and the plans for waste disposal at Gorleben they reach a climax in the yearly transport of dry cask containers by rail and special lorries through northern France and Germany ... waste from German nuclear plants arrived at a storage site near Gorleben after being delayed by large protests from nuclear activists ... The municipality of Gorleben and the Gartow administrative association both receive annual "compensation" payments known as Gorleben-Gelder (Gorleben funds) ...
Anti-nuclear Movement In Germany - Timeline
100,000 people demonstrated against plans for a reprocessing plant at Gorleben 1979 The anti-nuclear movement grows and 150,000 people demonstrated in Bonn, demanding the closure of all nuclear facilities ... site of the proposed nuclear repository at Gorleben. 1984 4,000 anti-nuclear protesters blocked all access roads to Gorleben for 12 hours ...
Salt Dome Gorleben - Site Selection
... The location Gorleben is not advantageous in this category ... In February 1977 the Lower Saxony cabinet designated finally the Gorleben salt dome as a single location for the repository and waste disposal center ... The choice of Gorleben was the work of a project group which investigated 140 salt domes within a few months ...