“Gorleben will survive the next ice age”
Last Friday's vote in the German parliament in favour of plans to find a final nuclear repository could finally herald an end to the decades-old conflict over where to store Germany's nuclear waste, Daniel Wetzel writes for Welt Online. But anti-nuclear activists say the problem will not be resolved as long as a current interim storage facility near Gorleben is not excluded from the search, Wetzel writes. They argue the Gorleben site was "scorched earth" due to its long history as a protest theatre and could be unsafe in the long term, since its geological conditions mean it may not withstand a future ice age, opponents argue. However, Wetzel says that the site has weathered previous ice ages and could do so again.
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