Socio-economic and spatial planning aspects may vary from region to region and can change over the period under consideration of several decades. Studies have already been carried out on the potential economic and social impacts on a siting region.
The conditions at the planned sites are compared with locations where there is already a repository or another nuclear installation.
In general, it can be said that waste management facilities can be constructed and operated in a way that is sustainable and environmentally compatible and that the impacts on the regional economy are generally positive. The marketing of agricultural products with a declaration of origin or label could, however, be adversely affected in a siting region.
The example of Würenlingen shows that the presence of the interim storage facility has led neither to people moving out of the area nor to a loss in value of land or property. As part of a written survey, two-thirds of the farmers in the area who responded said that the interim storage facility had had no impact on their turnover.