There is within Germany from different sides still criticism on the operation of the Commission, which did not permanently exclude the Gorleben site, that has been considered for final disposal of German high-level radioactive waste, from future siting decisions. The Commission instead refers this issue to the German Government that is to draft a legal regulation on siting during 2017. This includes issues of transparency, among others about role of a strategic environmental assessment and related public participation questions. The German regions want to have a say in the search for a repository for high radioactive waste. A series of workshops of the competent Commission for the Storage of High Level Radioactive Waste from the Federal Government and the Federal Council of Germany ended up with an unusually broad consensus of the participants. From politics and Commission they demanded to involve the public as widely and early as possible in the forthcoming, decades- long search. Unfortunately a lot of this broad consensus wasn`t taken into account by the Commission. Also the 111 persons that sent comments during the final public consulting phase of the Commission`s report were left aside.
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