“That is why we [operator of the Isar nuclear power plant] have proposed to the [German] federal government to operate the Isar 2 unit for longer, beyond the December 31, 2022, if the government wishes. »
“We don’t need new fuel assemblies. We don’t need any renovations, let alone a new permit. »
“The plant’s safety standard is absolutely met – also for next year. The system is state-of-the-art in terms of security. This has been confirmed by the Bavarian Nuclear Supervisory Authority and the Reactor Safety Society. »
“We can and we want to continue to operate the plant – [when asked to do so.]”
The evidence is mounting and it is becoming increasingly clear that there is no valid technical reason why the last three German nuclear power plants should not be extended beyond the planned date of December 31 2022, contrary to what has been relayed in recent weeks even in certain French media. There is no shortage of fuel, the teams are there, and the reactors can continue to operate safely.
In the midst of the climate and energy crisis, and while coal is now replacing the Russian gas that Germany is lacking, the extension of the low-carbon power plants of Isar 2, Emsland and Neckarwestheim 2 is obvious for the general interest and climate justice. All that’s missing is the political will.
Also read in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (FAZ) (in the national top 3 of the German press): “The German government says there is no point in operating nuclear power plants any longer. But this is not true. Point by point, their arguments can be refuted. In truth, nuclear energy can solve many problems. »
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