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Since the only innovation that Germany seems to be able to find for its radioactive waste is to send it to burn or dump on the poor people of other lands – Italy, Russia, Tennessee USA, and now South Carolina USA- one can only deduce that Germany is incapable of real innovation and German technology is shit. Germany’s refusal to take responsibility for its own radioactive waste is childish, anti-social, and they are now repeat offenders.

If this is false, then we hereby lay out the gauntlet of challenge that Germany find other solutions for their nuclear waste! Maybe they should ask Polish scientists for help?

No surprises that the failed German salt-mine “permanent” facility for nuclear waste is called Asse II!

Only dumb asses would put nuclear waste in salt — oh, that would be US WIPP too! Only dumb asses continue to make nuclear waste, which has no place to go!

How dumb is the USA allowing Germany to burn radioactive waste in Tennessee USA or dump high level nuclear waste on South Carolina USA? Actually, while German media today suggests German back-slapping glee that the USA will take their nuclear waste, most Americans are surely clueless and their media largely silent. Americans were even refused a hearing by the US gov regarding the burning of German radioactive waste in Tennessee, a couple of years ago.

The American Indians fought valiantly for their South Carolina homeland against the British. They fought so hard that the English government gave out free land in South Carolina, to protestants living in northern Ireland (mostly Scots Border Clans), in order to have a protective interface between the Indians and the Rich Lowland Planters and Merchants. The USA fought valiantly against the English in and for South Carolina during the American Revolution.

And all that the USA can now do with South Carolina, stolen from the American Indians, is to make it into a dust-bin for German nuclear waste? How heinous is that? By what right was this land stolen, only to be ruined? If Americans don’t want the land then give it back to the American Indians, not to third parties from overseas! This is so wrong!

Did the US fight and beat Germany in two World Wars, so that Germany could exterminate Americans with German radioactive waste? This only makes sense to Obama and Merkel’s delusional minds.
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Official White House Photo by Pete Souza (Obama must have missed this AND been snoozing in his history class. All of those people did NOT die so that Germany could poison the US with its nuclear waste!)

Yes, the good ol’ USA, beneficiary of some of Germany’s top scientists, who successfully fled Nazi Germany, along with some top Nazi scientists, after the war. And, that’s the only solution to radioactive waste that the USA and Germany can come up with: dumping radioactive waste on the poor of New Mexico, Tennessee and South Carolina, and any other poor folk they can think of dumping on, as long as it’s not the German Volk! Deutschland über alles?

History suggests that Germany’s best critical minds (both German and Jewish) – the same as good scientific minds- were killed off in Nazi extermination camps. In the USA good German and non-German minds alike fell victim to US Cold War black-listing of dissenters. The repercussions continue, it seems, in the echelons of academia and power. A German sociology professor spoke to me, 25 years ago, of his concerns about the Nazis who had remained in German universities. And, of course there were Nazis in German universities after the war – almost no one else was left. The non-Nazis had fled or been killed.

All that the US and Germany can offer as a technological solution for nuclear waste is storing it in leaking barrels and putting it in salt – which even a child can figure out is a dumb idea! The ultimate result is dumping on the poor. A Holocaust in the making.

This is how the USA deals with its radioactive waste:
WIPP 22 May 2014
US permanent radioactive waste facility, WIPP, New Mexico, 22 May 2014.
Some of the WIPP waste came from South Carolina’s Savannah River site
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If Germans think this is a good idea, then they had better study which way the wind and water currents go and see that they may get more radioactive waste back from routine leaks and any “failures” at the facilities in South Carolina, than if they keep it at home in its current “temporary” storage. South Carolina is earthquake and hurricane prone. Germany may have gotten more radioactive fallout by recently burning their radioactive waste in Tennessee, as well. Some German environmentalists oppose the move because shipping the waste to the US poses danger to Germany. It will be costly to the German taxpayer. It may even be illegal under German law. Note that Germany was a top miner of uranium and remains a major enricher of uranium, including within the USA. So the claim that the US should take the waste back because they enriched it will backfire big-time upon Germany. And, the enriched uranium in question may even have been mined in Germany. If this waste was not mined in Germany, it is certain that a large amount of nuclear waste in the USA was either mined in Germany, or enriched in Germany or by a partially German company (URENCO). Germany had better watch its step! It may export pounds and get tons in its return, with this argument! We will elaborate on this point soon.

TAKE ACTION
If you think that Germany dumping its Nuclear Waste in other countries is wrong, tell Germany: No! No German Radioactive Waste in the USA or other countries! Germans must take responsibility for their own radioactive waste!
Some Germans know this. But, German corporations and now government are making a nasty habit of dumping their radioactive waste on others!
“Kein Deutscher Radioaktiver Abfälle in Anderen Ländern”
(No German radioactive waste in other countries)
Das ist nicht Gerecht! (It is not just!) Das ist ungerecht! (It is unjust)
Those in the USA may want to specifically say “Kein Deutscher Radioaktiver Abfälle in den USA”. “Kein Radioaktiver Abfälle-Export” (No Radioactive Waste Export) “Kein Atommüll-Export” (No Nuclear Waste Export) Write mostly in English (or your language). If they don’t understand they can put it in google translate. Bombard them. Perhaps send one e-mail titled in English and one titled in German or put an English-German title. In particular Peter Altmaier had said that German nuclear waste must stay in Germany! And, indeed it should: “Deutscher Atommüll muss bleiben in Deutschland” (German nuclear waste must stay in Germany). However, they should not be exporting either nuclear waste (Atommüll) or any radioactive waste (Radioaktiver Abfälle). What Germany had burned in Tennessee was a mix of radioactive hospital and nuclear waste.

If possible before their 30 June 2014 meeting contact:
Federal President Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert;
Ursula Heinen-Esser and Michael Müller;
Also: Peter Altmaier Minister in the Chancellor’s Office, former Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
email: kommission.endlagerung @ bundestag.de
You can also contact after this date if you do not read this post before. This may not be the “proper” email address but it seems appropriate. You may also want to contact the German Embassy or consulate in your country-town. A list of German consulates in the USA is listed at the bottom of the page.

If you think that dumping German Nuclear Waste in the USA is wrong, before 21 July 2014, please contact:
Mr. Andrew Grainger
drew.grainger@srs.gov.
NEPA Compliance Officer
U.S.Department of Energy
http://energy.gov/nepa/ea-1977-acceptance-and-disposition-used-nuclear-fuel-containing-us-origin-highly-enriched Although 21 July 2014 is the official deadline, they may look afterwards, but they may not. So, try to meet the deadline.

You should complain to President Obama and, if you are in the US, to your Congressional Representatives too.

More detailed information:
Mr. Andrew Grainger
drew.grainger@srs.gov.
NEPA Compliance Officer
U.S.Department of Energy
P.O. Box B
Aiken, South Carolina 29802
Comments on the scope of the German HEU Fuel EA may also be submitted by email to drew.grainger@srs.gov. DOE will give equal weight to written comments and oral comments received at the public scoping meeting. Requests to be placed on the German HEU Fuel EA mailing list should be directed to Mr. Grainger at the postal or email.

“The public scoping period closes on July 21, 2014. DOE will consider all comments received or postmarked by that date. Comments submitted after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. DOE will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposed German HEU fuel project and receive comments on the scope of the EA. The meeting will be held on:
• Tuesday, June 24, 2014, (6:30 p.m.to 9:00 p.m.) at the North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Drive, North Augusta, South Carolina 29841
Please direct written comments on the scope of the German HEU Fuel EA to:
Mr. Andrew Grainger
NEPA Compliance Officer
U.S.Department of Energy
P.O. Box B
Aiken, South Carolina 29802
Comments on the scope of the German HEU Fuel EA may also be submitted by email to drew.grainger@srs.gov. DOE will give equal weight to written comments and oral comments received at the public scoping meeting. Requests to be placed on the German HEU Fuel EA mailing list should be directed to Mr. Grainger at the postal or email. http://energy.gov/nepa/ea-1977-acceptance-and-disposition-used-nuclear-fuel-containing-us-origin-highly-enriched
Note that Germany was a major miner of uranium and remains a major enricher, including within the USA.

Germany High Level Radioactive Waste Meeting: 30 June:
The Commission “storage of highly radioactive waste” will meet on June 30
The second public meeting of the Commission “storage of highly radioactive waste”, chaired by Ursula Heinen-Esser and Michael Müller will be held on Monday, 30 June 2014. The meeting begins at 11 clock in the meeting room E 700 of the Paul-Loebe-Haus in Berlin.

The meeting will be broadcast live in the Parliamentary Television, broadcast on the Internet on http://www.bundestag.de and on mobile devices.
Introduction by the Federal Chancellery Altmaier

On the agenda include the discussion and resolution of the Rules of Procedure of the Commission and on the work program for the year and a discussion on “One philosophy for the safe storage of highly radioactive waste after the decision to phase out nuclear power.”

The 33-member Commission is composed of representatives of science and social groups as well as members of the provincial government and the German Bundestag. Their task is to work out proposals for decision-making bases (safety requirements, criteria) in the subsequent selection process for a site for disposal of high level radioactive waste and to check the site selection law.

In addition, the Commission also deals with the requirements for the process of the selection process and public participation. The results will be included in a report to the Bundestag, the Bundesrat and the Federal Government. The Commission had been constituted in the presence of Federal President Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert on 22 May 2014.
Time: Monday, June 30, 2014, 11 clock
Location: Berlin, Paul-Loebe-Haus, boardroom E 700
Interested visitors can sign up to Thursday, June 26, the office of the Commission, stating the first and last name and date of birth (Phone: 030/2276-32978, e-mail: kommission.endlagerung @ bundestag.de). To get in an identification must be brought.
Press Office (phone: 030/227-32929 or 32924) http://www.bundestag.de/dokumente/textarchiv/2014/kw27_pa_endlagerung/283238

In addition to the German Embassy in Washington, DC, there are eight German Consulates General throughout the United States: in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco. Each Consulate covers a specific geographical area.

Atlanta – Consulate General
The states of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Boston – Consulate General
The states of Connecticut (apart from Fairfield County), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Chicago – Consulate General
The states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Houston – Consulate General
The states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Los Angeles – Consulate General
The counties Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura of the state of California as well as the states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Utah.

Miami – Consulate General
The state of Florida as well as Puerto Rico and the American Virgin Islands.

New York – Consulate General
The states of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania as well as Fairfield County of the state of Connecticut and the Bermudas (British overseas territory).

San Francisco – Consulate General
The states of Alaska, California (apart from the counties Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura), Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming as well as the American overseas territories Baker-, Howland-, Jarvis-, Johnston-, Midway- and Palmyraisland.