News Digest Item
03 Aug 2016

“Surprise: there is contamination”

taz – die Tageszeitung

Utilities like E.ON once thought that they could meticulously plan the decommissioning and dismantling of their nuclear power plants - but the reality is proving this approach wrong, writes Bernward Janzing in the taz. E.ON found “unexpected contamination” in its reactor buildings in Stade and is no longer giving a specific end date for the dismantling of the plant. The deadline at the GDR reactors of Lubmin and Rheinsberg was once set for 2010 but the operators now think they will be finished between 2025 and 2028, Janzing says. Citizens are angry that they are not consulted when it comes to the decision how the plants are dismantled.

Read the article in German here.

Read a CLEW dossier on Germany’s nuclear clean-up issues.

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