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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 http://www.srswatch.org)
“— 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 the disposition of the nuclear waste are.
[Dr. Johanna Wanka has been Federal Minister of Education and Research and a member of the Government of Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel since February 2013.]” http://www.srswatch.org
From her web site, confirming her position, see:
“Resistance against possible nuclear waste transport in the United States
July 8, 2014 Augsburger Allgemeine / dpa
“The secrecy of the Federal Ministry of Research on this matter is not acceptable to me,’ said the nuclear policy spokesperson of the Green Party parliamentary group, Sylvia Kotting-Uhl, on Tuesday to the German Press Agency”.
“Widerstand gegen möglichen Atommüll-Transport in die USA
8. Juli 2014, Augsburger Allgemeine / dpa
«Die bisherige Geheimnistuerei des Bundesforschungsministeriums in dieser Angelegenheit ist für mich nicht weiter hinnehmbar», sagte die atompolitische Sprecherin der Grünen-Bundestagsfraktion, Sylvia Kotting-Uhl, am Dienstag der Deutschen Presse-Agentur…..” http://kotting-uhl.de/site/widerstand-gegen-moeglichen-atommuell-transport-in-die-usa/
IF YOU ALSO THINK THAT SHIPPING HIGH LEVEL GERMAN NUCLEAR WASTE THIS DISTANCE AND DUMPING IT IN SOUTH CAROLINA, USA IS WRONG, BEFORE 21 JULY 2014
PLEASE SAY NO by contacting: Mr. Andrew Grainger email@example.com.
NEPA Compliance Officer, U.S.Department of Energy, P.O. Box B, Aiken, South Carolina 29802
“The ‘no action’ alternative of leaving the spent fuel in Germany is the best option for both environmental and community health. If Germany does need help – DOE can and should offer expertise and technology without importing the problem onto US soil. That would be a solution that IS precedented as we saw scientists from SRS travel to Japan to help with cleanup efforts after the Fukushima disaster.” http://gawand.org/2014/06/27/say-no-to-german-nuclear-waste-at-savannah-river-site/