The impact assessment method used for calculating the deposited waste is “ecological scarcity 2006 / total deposited waste”. This method takes into account the volume required for storing the generated waste (including the radioactive waste) and the contaminants dumped into the water (river, sea and underground streams). The unit of the obtained value is “UBP”, which is the abbreviation for “Umweltbelastungspunkte” in German, “Ecopoints” in English.
The computation of the deposited waste is based on a life cycle analysis.
In the detailed graph, the deposited waste is disaggregatted under the following labels: