“The way for a nuclear state fund has been paved”
The German government and the country’s nuclear plant operators will sign a long-awaited contract about the funding for the final storage of nuclear waste today, Andreas Mihm writes in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The contract formally ensures that utilities E.ON, RWE, EnBW and Vattenfall will pay about 24 billion euros by the beginning of next month into the state fund, thereby transferring responsibility for disposing of the nuclear waste to public authorities. The companies, on the other hand, will have to ensure the safe deconstruction of phased-out nuclear facilities, Mihm adds.
Read the article in German here.
See the CLEW factsheet Securing utility payments for the nuclear clean-up for more information.