The German Atomic Forum welcomes the fact that, with the publication of a draft on the National Waste Management Program, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) is presenting a holistic overview from its point of view on the management of radioactive waste materials.
In the first half of October 2014, electricity production from nuclear energy exceeded the 5,000 terawatt hour (TWh) mark in Germany for the first time since it first started to be used.
The German Atomic Forum regrets the closure of exploration area 1 in the Gorleben salt dome which was announced today by the Federal Ministry for the Environment.
The DAtF considers the high safety standards of German plants to have been confirmed by the amendment to the Nuclear Safety Directive adopted today (8 July) by the Council of the European Union.
On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the death of Marie Curie (née Sklodowska) on 4 July, the DAtF would like to commemorate one of the most outstanding personalities in science.
The German Atomic Forum regrets that in future export credit guarantees for nuclear products and services from Germany in principle are no longer to be accepted for new nuclear power plants abroad.
The General Assembly of the DAtF (German Atomic Forum) unanimously confirmed the election of the DAtF Presidential Council of Prof. Dr. Winfried Petry as vice president in Frankfurt/Main on 7 May.
Three plants rank in the international Top Ten
The German Bundestag decided today to staff the “Commission on Storage of High-Active Waste”.
75 years ago today, the crucial experiment which led to the discovery of nuclear fission was conducted at the Kaiser-Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry in Berlin. This discovery fundamentally changed the image of atomic nuclei and heralded the beginning of a new era for nuclear physics.
After more than 30 years of political controversy, the adoption of the Site Selection Act (StandAG) in the German Bundesrat today documents a non-partisan consensus on the question of the final disposal of high active waste.
The Annual General Meeting of the DAtF unanimously elected Stefan vom Scheidt as Vice President of the DAtF on 15 May 2013 in Berlin.
In his speech on the opening of the 44th Annual Meeting on Nuclear Technology on 14 May in Berlin, the President of the DAtF Dr. Ralf Güldner stressed in his opening speech that “it is the employees of the companies, the researchers, the independent experts and the supervisory officers who have ensured a culture of maximum nuclear safety for decades and who live by this philosophy on a daily basis.
German NPP operators have managed to repeat the excellent result of 2011
Prof. Hans-Wolfgang Arndt arrives at this conclusion in his legal opinion of March 2012.
In principle, the current agreement between the German Federal and State Governments is to be welcomed since its aim is to find a non-partisan solution to the decades old, politically open question regarding the final disposal of high active waste.
Federal Minister for the Environment Peter Altmaier, Lower Saxony’s Prime Minister Stephan Weil and Lower Saxony’s Minister for the Environment Stefan Wenzel presented a “Joint Proposal, Site Location Act” on 24 March, 2013.
The Nuclear Waste Management Commission, an independent advisory body of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), on behalf of the BMU has subjected nuclear facilities and establishments in the supply and waste management chain to a stress test for the first time and has confirmed their excellent safety levels in a statement.