In his speech at the 48th Annual Meeting on Nuclear Technology (AMNT 2017), the President of the DAtF (German Atomic Forum), Dr. Ralf Güldner, warned against the loss of nuclear expertise and of nuclear research and industry in Germany.
To mark the 60th anniversary of the EURATOM Treaty on 25 March 2017, Dr. Ralf Güldner, President of the German Atomic Forum, said, “EURATOM has been a European success for decades. Nuclear technology and thus the tasks fulfilled by the European Atomic Energy Community are important for Germany in the long term, even after the generation of electricity from nuclear energy ends."
The German Atomic Forum welcomes the fact that with today’s adoption of the amendment to the Site Selection Act (StandAG) in the Bundestag, politicians have now described a binding path governing the search for and provision of a final repository for high active waste.
According to a survey by the Allensbach Institute (IfD Allensbach), a significant majority of the population supports research in the field of nuclear energy in Germany. Confidence has also increased in the existing safety precautions with regard to operation of the nuclear power plants.
A recent representative survey conducted by forsa on behalf of the DAtF shows that there is a huge need for information about the decommissioning and dismantling of nuclear power plants and that the population is interested in the subject. There is also broad approval for exporting German expertise in the domain of decommissioning.
Following re-examination and in conjunction with a modified agreement with the investors, the government of the United Kingdom has agreed the Hinkley Point C (HPC) construction project with its two new nuclear power plant units.
Dr. Ralf Güldner, President of the German Atomic Forum: “Despite some controversy, a substantial report has been prepared.”
Dr. Ralf Güldner, President of the German Atomic Forum: “Approaching the finishing line, the Commission is running an unnecessary risk of putting its work and its recommendations to the Bundestag and Bundesrat in a bad light by violating the consensus orientation of the Site Selection Act or of overextending its mandate at the expense of the procedure’s feasibility.”
On the occasion of the 47th Annual Meeting on Nuclear Technology (AMNT 2016), the President of the German Atomic Forum, Dr. Ralf Güldner, called for important joint decisions with policy-makers.
At the 21st Conference of the Parties on the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris, a binding agreement was reached based on national climate protection contributions.
The German Atomic Forum is commemorating the 60th anniversary of the first Geneva Conference (International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy) which took place from 8 to 20 August 1955 under the leadership of the United Nations (UN).
The 46th Annual Meeting on Nuclear Technology (AMNT) is taking place in Berlin from 5 to 7 May.
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.