|Kein Endlager Gorleben (Photo BZ)|
Here comes a letter I lately sent dealing with one of my favourite topics: Endlagerung (the final disposal of highly active nuclear waste). I only mention it because for the first time the Badische Zeitung added a somewhat gruesome picture to my contribution. All those who read German click on the link above. They may stop here for in the following I shall just explain in English about what I wrote to the BZ.
|Germany's minister for environment in Doha (dpa)|
Coming back to the moratorium. This is one of the tactics of politicians dulling the electorate's minds (das Stimmvolk verdummen). Nobody will gain in postponing the decision but everybody will lose in particular our Ministerpräsident (governor). It seems that neither abandoned salt mines like so far proposed in Germany nor granite formations favoured in the States are suited best for a "final disposal" of highly active nuclear waste. The choice tends towards Opalinus clay of which mighty deposits are found in Germany's south at the High Rhine along the border with Switzerland. Although building a depository in Baden-Württemberg will be a blow to our green Ländle it may open an opportunity to work with our neighbours. The Swiss too are considering to bury their nuclear waste along the same border. Will there again be an outcry not in my backyard or is there a chance of a common effort?