Low-level radioactive waste must also be properly packaged for transport, interim storage and final disposal. GNS subsidiary Eisenwerk Bassum manufactures type II to type VI sheet steel containers for this purpose.
Steel sheet containers are box-shaped, large containers made of sheet steel with a framework of steel sections and ISO corner fittings and possibly, additional interior installations such as steel or concrete shieldings. They are made in different designs as accident-proof or non-accident-proof packagings in various standardised sizes according to the Konrad requirements. All containers have coatings for protection against external and internal corrosion and to facilitate decontamination. They are suitable for holding interior containers such as 200-litre or 400-litre drums and may be grouted with filling material as required.
The GNS subsidiary Eisenwerk Bassum manufactures so-called "Konrad containers", which are approved as packaging of the highest requirement level for final disposal in the German repository for low and intermediate level radioactive waste, the Konrad mine.