News Digest Item
10 Oct 2016

“Solution in the dispute about nuclear waste costs imminent“

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The negotiations between the federal government and Germany’s nuclear power plant operating utilities about the clean-up costs are coming to a close, writes Andreas Mihm in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The utilities “would only be responsible for decommissioning nuclear power plants and packaging the waste,” while the government would take care of interim and final storage, writes Mihm. The operators would pay 23.3 billion euros into a state-administered fund to finance waste storage, as was similarly proposed by a government-appointed commission earlier this year. The payments would need to be made over the coming ten years, while interests would make a delay unappealing. The federal cabinet is to approve the relevant legislative reforms next week, writes Mihm.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet Securing utility payments for the nuclear clean-up.

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