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Victory in Karlstein

Nuclear Monitor Issue: 

(December 17, 1993) The nuclear waste incinerator which was planned at Karlstein in the south of Germany will not be built. Environmental organizations and municipalities have fought against the "Abfallreduzierungsanlage" (waste reduction plant) since 1991 when the plans for the facility came up for the first time.

(404.4004) WISE Amsterdam - The Nuclear Service Corporation (Gesellschaft für Nuklearservice) in Hannover confirmed on 26 November that they have left off their plans "in particular because of political resistance."

The spokesperson of the Bundesverband Bürgerinitiativen Umweltschutz (Citizens' Initiatives for Environmental Protection), Eduard Bernhard, considered the withdrawal as a success for the national protest. About 700 tonnes of low-level radio-active waste would have been incinerated or managed per year in Karlstein.

Source: die tageszeitung, 27 Nov. 1993

Contact: Bundesverband Bürgerinitiativen Umweltschutz, Prinz Albert Strasse 43, 53113 Bonn, Germany
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