Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Herfa-Neurode underground disposal site
Hazardous waste has been stored in a section of the Wintershall potash mine in the Werra district of East Hesse in Germany since 4th September 1972. The Herfa-Neurode underground disposal site, which today belongs to the K+S Werra integrated network, is the first and largest underground disposal site of its kind worldwide. Global underground disposal sites are governed by exacting standards and safety requirements, which are continuously evolving.
On Friday 28th October, around a hundred guests accepted the invitation of the hosts, REKS GmbH & Co. KG and the K+S Group, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Herfa-Neurode underground disposal site in the Friedewald Festival Hall with a conference and subsequent get-together.
Following a champagne reception with musical accompaniment by the K+S Wintershall Miners’ Band, the audience, including customers, representatives of interested associations, politicians and employees, gained an insight into the history of underground disposal, the current market situation, and a look into the future of hazardous waste disposal.