MUNICH (Dow Jones) – The Federal Government is considering a newspaper report that lengthening the maturity of German nuclear power plants (NPP) by up to 28 years. (Photo: ddp)
According to information from the "Sueddeutsche Zeitung" (SZ – Friday edition) have environmental, and Chancellor of Agriculture agreed to let such a formal extension of the maturities of 28 years. Under the previously existing nuclear phase reactors must be shut down once they have produced a quantity of electricity, the equivalent of 32 years of operation. If extended to 28 years are thus the total duration of 60 years.
According to the report, in particular parliamentary leader Volker Kauder (CDU) on the calculation of a 28-year scenario is said to have knocked. This would mean that the last German reactor would be shut down until after 2050th
However, if it were "only preliminary calculations," said Federal Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen (CDU of the newspaper). "This is not yet made a preliminary decision." Röttgen advocates a measured significantly scarcer extension.
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