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Still no country for old nuclear waste

November 19, 2019

Beyond Nuclear International

Major challenges remain unaddressed says new report

By Dr. David Lowry

A very important, path-breaking report on radioactive waste was released in Berlin on November 11, 2019 at a press conference held at the headquarters of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, major sponsors of the research that informs the content of the study, titled World Nuclear Waste Report (WNWR).

It is the brain-child of former German Green Party/ Alliance 90 MEP, Rebecca Harms – a forty year campaigner against nuclear power –  and independent Paris-based international energy consultant, Mycle Schneider, the team behind the now internationally respected and encyclopedically comprehensive annualWorld Nuclear Industry Status Report.

The WNWR concludes “The final disposal of high-level radioactive waste presents governments worldwide with major challenges that have not yet been addressed, and entails incalculable technical, logistical, and financial risks.”

1024px-WendlandAntiNuclearProtest4 Creative expression of protest in Germany against the annual “Castor” nuclear waste transports…

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