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01 Aug 2016

“The Soaring Costs Of Germany’s Nuclear Shutdown”

Yale Environment 360

The cost for the clean-up and storage of Germany’s nuclear waste and other radioactive material is hard to predict, controversial and will be much higher than current official calculations suggets, writes Joel Stonington in an article for Yale Environment 360. Especially problematic is finding and building a final repository. “Nobody can say how much it will cost to store high-level waste,” said Claudia Kemfert of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW). “What we know is that it will be very costly – much higher costs can be expected than [what] the German ministry calculates.”

Read the article in English here.

Find out more about Securing utility payments for the nuclear clean-up and nuclear clean-up costs in general in these CLEW factsheets.

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