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German nuclear waste to remain in France after years of negotiations

German nuclear waste to remain in France after years of negotiations

Germany and have agreed that 152 containers of nuclear waste will be treated at La Ague in northwestern France and most will remain there.

This is reported by Euractiv.

At the same time, only three to five containers will return to Germany, although Germany is contractually obliged to take back its nuclear waste processed abroad.

According to a joint information document of the German Ministries of and Environment, three to five containers of highly radioactive nuclear waste should be returned from to a temporary storage facility in the southwestern German state of Baden-Wurttemberg by 2024.

The also provides for financial compensation for and 30 empty containers that will also be stored in Germany, which will equalize the levels of radioactivity.

However, the amount of compensation is unclear. As explained in the ministry, the process was delayed for so long because of “technical difficulties”.

Germany is also required to take back the nuclear waste currently stored at Sellafield in the UK.



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