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Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal (INE)
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
D-76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

D-76128 Karlsruhe
Tel.: +49 721 608-22231
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Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal (INE)

Postfach 3640
76021 Karlsruhe

Next event

ThUL Autumn school

28 September-2 October 2015


Migration 2015

13-18 September 2015



XAFS16 logo

23-28 August 2015


GENTLE Intersemester course:
Nuclear waste Management

29th of june- 3rd of July 2015


KIT-INE ist member of the "Deutschen Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Endlagerforschung" (DAEF).

Welcome to the Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal (INE)



Following the German Federal Government’s decision to phase out nuclear energy, the question of the safe disposal of both accumulated radioactive waste and future waste generated until the final phase out is complete has become increasingly pressing. Public heated debate concerning various nuclear waste disposal options, some of which are highly controversial, include direct deep geological disposal with and without waste retrievability, long-term interim storage, as well as new conditioning and treatment concepts such as partitioning and transmutation. Scientific research to help guide the decision-making process is essential, as this is the only guarantee for reliable data and models required for any sound, scientifically-based safety case.

In Germany responsibility for safe nuclear waste disposal is a federal matter. The research and development activities at the KIT Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal (KIT-INE) are an integral component of national provident research and encompass the following areas:



The R&D activities are integrated into the fields Nuclear Energy and Safety within the KIT Centre Energy.


RIXS map of PuVI
High energy resolution XES/RIXS/XAS methods are now available for highly radioactive materials

Mai 2015


INE cover image ESTL
INE publication makes cover image of Environmental Science & Technology Letters

May 2015


ABC salt + Hitac
News zu ABC-Salt (IV) und HiTAC (II)

April 2015


VEK-Glas XAFS measurement
Successful analysis of radioactive waste glass from VEK operation with synchrotron based methods at the ANKA INE-Beamline

March 2015


HGF-Koordinationstreffen Jülich
HGF-Koordinationstreffen Jülich

March 2015