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.
The DAtF’s position regarding the Süddeutsche Zeitung’s current reporting on the topic of ERU fuel assemblies is as follows:
In the debate surrounding the structuring and costs of the energy transition, Greenpeace Energy and others are conducting the ideological battles of the past using arguments that are old and flawed.
The German Atomic Forum welcomes the remarks made by Federal Minister for the Environment Peter Altmaier on 16 August 2012 referring to pushing ahead with a solution to the question of a final repository.
The 43rd Annual Meeting on Nuclear Technology of the German Atomic Forum (DAtF) and the German Nuclear Society (KTG) opened in Stuttgart.
Nuclear power phase-out in Germany does nothing to alter internationally high safety standard of plants
German nuclear power plants achieved four of the world´s ten best production results in 2011.
In 2011 the German nuclear power plants generated 107.971 billion kilowatt hours of electricity.