From February 2012
From the end of 2012
How much weight is attached to the wishes and concerns of the regions?
The surface facility of a deep repository can be constructed at different locations; the layout is also flexible and it will be integrated as far as possible into the region. The wishes and concerns of the local people carry great weight. Nagra therefore works together with the potential siting regions in planning the location and layout of the surface facility, as specified in the Sectoral Plan for Deep Geological Repositories. Nagra will base its proposals for siting areas to be followed up for the surface facility on the results of this collaboration. The wishes of the public and the authorities will be taken into account in so far as they can be implemented safely and at reasonable cost.
Shaft installations are also required in addition to the surface facility. The associated small buildings at the surface are located above the repository. Their exact location will be decided at a later stage.