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Nuclear radioactive trash – a global problem?

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Does Germany’s nuclear waste headache warrant a global fix?  New Scientist, 3 February 2016 ARE nations duty-bound to deal with their own nuclear waste, or do we need a transnational solution? It is a pertinent question. Germany, despite decisively ditching nuclear power five years ago, still can’t decide what to do with the leftovers.

Anti-nuclear activists there are vowing to block the return of spent fuel from the country’s reactors, being reprocessed in France and the UK. They have also boycotted a parliamentary commission scheduled to report later this year on a final resting place for plutonium-rich waste, which needs keeping out of harm’s way for tens of thousands of years (see “Radioactive waste dogs Germany despite abandoning nuclear power“).

Their campaign may succeed, but only temporarily by dodging the big issue and saddling other countries with German waste……https://www.newscientist.com/article/2076103-does-germanys-nuclear-waste-headache-warrant-a-global-fix/

February 5, 2016 - Posted by | general

1 Comment »

  1. Germans are still producing new nuclear waste. A lot of uranium for the USSR was mined there. They have sent nuclear waste to Scotland and USA already and planning to send more. I was sleeping in the part of history which said that Germany won WWII giving them the right to dump their waste on the supposed winners. I guess I didn’t deserve my high grades in Western Civ and European history because I thought they lost. Nuclear was brought to us by fears Germany was developing it.

    Comment by miningawareness | February 6, 2016 | Reply


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