Hesse green-lights dismantling of Biblis nuclear plant
The environment ministry of the federal state of Hesse has issued a licence to energy company RWE to dismantle the decommissioned nuclear plant Biblis near Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports online. “Nuclear energy is now a thing of the past in Hesse,” the state’s environment minister Priska Hinz (Green Party) said in the article, adding that the nuclear exit was now “irrevocable.” Operator RWE said it was “well prepared” for the plant’s dismantling and planned to finish deconstruction within 15 years, the article says.
Read the article in German here.
For background, read the CLEW dossier The challenges of Germany’s nuclear phase-out.