Wismut GmbH

Since 1991, the regions of Saxony and Thuringia affected by uranium ore mining and milling were remediated extensively. To date, the federally-owned company has spent 6.5 billion euro off the federal government budget on these activities. Substantial remediation tasks have been fulfilled at a number of sites while they come close to completion at the majority of sites under remediation. Successful conclusion of the operation is not only an indispensable prerequisite for the people and the environment, it also offers chances. Today, rehabilitated landscapes can be seen for a great part, landscapes which offer possibilities of sustained safe reuse.

New challenges arise from the remaining long-term tasks. Active after-care, monitoring of former mining and milling sites and water management in particular will be the challenges to be addressed in the decades ahead. Wismut will achieve these long-term liabilities with full mobilization of commitment and expertise. Funding of this undertaking will continue to be provided by the federal government.