News Digest Item
26 Jun 2017

“Hand in hand against nuclear power”

Rheinische Post

Around 50,000 people joined hands on 25 June across the borders of Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany to form a 90-kilometre human chain in protest against the incident-prone Belgian nuclear power plants at Doel and Tihange, Rheinische Post reports. The activists met in their respective countries’ border region. “The fear of the reactor unifies many people – also across borders,” the article says. The Belgian reactor at Tihange, just 60 kilometres from the German city of Aachen, would make one of Germany’s, and also Europe’s, most densely populated regions uninhabitable in the event of a major accident, Rheinische Post says.

Read the article in German here.

For background on Germany’s nuclear exit, see the CLEW dossier The challenges of Germany‘s nuclear phase-out.

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