German Bundestag Green Party Objection to Shipping German Nuclear Waste to the USA

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Statement by Ms. Sylvia Kotting-Uhl, Spokesperson on Nuclear Issues in the German Bundestag for the “Bundestagsfraktion BÜNDNIS 90/ DIE GRÜNEN” – July 8, 2014, (posted at
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— opposition to the proposed shipment of German spent fuel from the long-closed AVR gas-cooled commercial prototype reactor at Forschungszentrum Jülich to the United States

Shipping the nuclear waste of the AVR to the USA is against all principles that we obliged to, last but not least by the German repository site selection act. This nuclear waste has to be disposed in our own country.

In my opinion the best option would be to build a new earthquake-proof interim storage for the nuclear waste on the FZJ ground or nearby.

I can no longer accept the blanket of secrecy that Germany’s Federal Ministry of Research has thrown over this affair. Minister Wanka has to declare quickly what her plans for…

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