News Digest Item
30 Mar 2017

Env. min Hendricks against extending operational life of French nuclear plant

Federal Government

In a letter to her French counterpart Segolene Royal, German environment minister Barbara Hendricks opposed extending the French nuclear plant Cattenom's operational life, Germany’s Federal Government (Bundesregierung) said in a written answer to a parliamentary inquiry by the Green Party. According to the government statement, the plant near the German border is not safe against “seismic influences” - meaning it is not earthquake-proof.

Find the government’s answer in German here.

See also the CLEW factsheet Germany’s energy transition in the European context.

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