News Digest Item
08 Mar 2017

“Search for final nuclear repository is a test case for our democracy”

Rheinische Post

Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks called the search for a final repository for Germany’s nuclear waste a “test case for our democracy”, reports Rheinische Post. The search would require citizens to take on responsibility. “Not in my backyard” would no longer suffice as the only reason to oppose a repository, Hendricks told Rheinische Post.
A joint bill on the repository search by the governing coalition of CDU/CSU and SPD, as well as the Green Party, is currently debated by German lawmakers.

Read the article in German here.

For background read the CLEW dossier The challenges of Germany’s nuclear phase-out.

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