In accordance with the disposal concept for nuclear power plants, waste from nuclear facilities is to be safely enclosed in repositories with no time limitation. These repositories are not yet available today. Until then the spent See 'nuclear fuel'. elements are either transported to the two central interim storage facilities at Ahaus (North-Rhine Westphalia) and Location of several nuclear facilities in Lower Saxony. At t... (Lower Saxony) or to Application of chemical processes to separate the valuable s... plants abroad. To minimize these transports, the Federal Government requests the additional possibility to place spent See 'nuclear fuel'. elements in interim storage facilities at the power plant site. For this purpose, site interim storage facilities are to be erected which can hold the See 'nuclear fuel'. elements until their ultimate disposal in repositories in 30 to 40 years. The operators of nuclear power plants have filed licensing applications with the The Federal Office for Radiation Protection is an independen... for the erection of site interim storage facilities. For interim storage the See 'nuclear fuel'. elements are packaged in special transport/storage containers (Castor® containers) which are used both for the transport from the Thermal power plant, primarily used for electricity generati... to the interim storage facility and as a storage container. The 40 cm thick wall shields the Energy dispersion through matter or space. In atomic physics... off, cooling fins at the outside of the container ensure safe heat dissipation of the heat generated by the The spontaneous conversion of a nuclide into another nuclide... of the Nuclides generated by fission or subsequent radioactive deca... to the ambient air.