Arguments for the future
Editorial by Jan Peter Schemmel, CEO, Oeko-Institut
In Fukushima, there was core meltdown after an earthquake a good 10 years ago. In Zaporizhzhia, Russia’s war of aggression puts a nuclear power plant at risk. Meanwhile, France was forced to shut down its reactors in summer. The reasons? Sudden hairline fractures and a lack of cooling water due to the heatwaves. Is nuclear power really safe and reliable?
There are good reasons why a (second) decision to phase out nuclear power was taken in Germany. Safety is one of the most important…