The sole shareholder of the BGZ is the Federal Republic of Germany, represented by the Federal Ministry for the Environment.
The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety has taken over the administration of shareholdings for the Federal Republic of Germany as sole owner, i.e. the exercise of the shareholder function required for a German limited liability company. The organs of the BGZ are the management and the shareholders’ meeting.
Responsibility for the supervision of the nuclear installations managed by the BGZ lies with the supervisory authorities of the individual federal states. For the Gorleben site, this is the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Climate Protection of Lower Saxony and for the Ahaus site, the Ministry of Economics, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of North Rhine-Westphalia and the District Government of Münster.
Pursuant to §73, para. 1, no. 14 of the Basic Law, the legislative responsibility for nuclear law lies exclusively with the Federation. The specific legislative responsibility lies with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
The BGZ guarantees that radioactive waste and spent fuel elements will be stored under the highest safety standards until their final disposal.