“Federal government bows to nuclear companies“
The federal government and Germany’s four nuclear power station operators have agreed on contract details for last year’s agreement on financing the nuclear clean-up, report Helmut Bünder and Manfred Schäfers for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The federal government made concessions, and is no longer demanding that the companies drop their lawsuits against the nuclear fuel tax, according to the newspaper. According to the agreement, the companies will pay 23.6 billion euros into a state-administered fund to finance interim and final storage of nuclear waste and decommissioning and dismantling nuclear plants.
Read the article in German here.
For background read the CLEW factsheet Securing utility payments for the nuclear clean-up and Legal disputes over the nuclear phase-out.