News Digest Item
28 Mar 2017

“Saxony rejects nuclear repository”

Süddeutsche Zeitung

The federal state of Saxony wants to change the law in order to exclude itself from the search for a final nuclear waste repository in Germany, Michael Bauchmüller writes in Süddeutsche Zeitung. Saxony wants to exclude granite from the rock varieties coming into consideration for a final repository before a vote on the matter in the Bundesrat, the council of federal state governments, since construction of further “technical barriers” was needed to make granite safe for nuclear waste storage, he writes. In Germany, granite is mainly found in Saxony and parts of Bavaria, which also sought to rank down the rock variety in the search process. Environment minister Barbara Hendricks said Saxony should not “act free of any responsibility” by attempting to exclude its territory from the search.

Read the article in German here.

See the CLEW factsheet What to with the nuclear waste – the storage question for further information.

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