The short name "Asse" is a salt mine in Lower Saxony that was used for decades to store radioactive waste until it was finally closed in 2007. In 2010, in view of the risk of radioactive material being released, it was decided to retrieve the waste. Various studies have shown that the brine in the aces was already radioactive. For a long time, there were suspicions that increased cancer rates were occurring in the area of ​​the aces, but a last examination in 2012 came to the conclusion that there is no connection here. (fp)

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Video: Suzy Bogguss, Aces (December 2021).