“Germany is a wealthy and stable first-world ally capable of safely and securely managing this SNF [Spent Nuclear Fuel] without US assistance.” (Citizens Advisory Bd, Savannah River Site)
Reuters reported (30 May 2016) that “The German cabinet plans to approve a draft law on August 3 that will require its utilities to pay billions of euros into a state fund to help cover the cost of nuclear storage,…” Germany’s major nuclear power companies include E.ON, RWE, EnBW and Vattenfall. The law will be debated and voted in German parliament in November. Reuters reported (1 June 2016) that while this 23.3 billion euros ($26 billion) is to “remove unwanted long-term liability for the storage of nuclear waste. The responsibility for dismantling and storing nuclear waste in the interim will remain with the utility companies.” (Emphasis our own).
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