Germany Announces Progress On Search For Repository Site

By David Dalton
12 April 2013

12 Apr (NucNet): Germany’s federal environment minister said agreement had been reached between the national and all 16 regional governments to introduce a draft law to choose a repository site for the country’s high-level radioactive waste.

Peter Altmaier, federal minister for the environment, nature conservation and nuclear safety, said the move aimed to resolve a decades-long political debate over the issue. He said the regional governments had agreed to introduce the draft law “as soon as possible”.

The agreement provides for the introduction of a draft law in the federal parliament, paving the way for selection of a national high-level repository, which should be passed before this summer’s parliamentary recess.

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