The remaining sites will be studied in greater detail in stage 3 and the site-specific geological information will be supplemented if necessary by carrying out further geological studies. With input from the siting regions, the various repository projects will be defined in greater detail and socio-economic studies will be intensified.
Stage 3: Site selection and general licence procedure
The siting regions will propose projects for regional development, and define principles for any necessary compensation measures, as well as for monitoring the socio-economic and ecological impacts. The question of compensation payments will also be clarified in greater detail in stage 3. Finally, Nagra will submit applications for two licences (one each for high-level waste and low / intermediate level waste), or for one licence for two repositories at the same site.