Protest against shipping nuclear waste for first time
German utility EnBW is reportedly ready to dispatch the first barge carrying nuclear waste casks along the River Neckar in the south-west of the country, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said. Anti-nuclear activists have protested against the impending transfer of three 100-tonne CASTOR containers from the decommissioned Obrigheim nuclear plant to the still active Neckarwestheim plant some 50 kilometres upstream, where EnBW maintains an intermediate nuclear storage facility. Five shipments are planned to move all 15 CASTOR containers, the article says.
Find background in the CLEW dossier The challenges of Germany’s nuclear phase-out.