Danger! Danger! More “experts” issuing expert warnings here again: Nearly three years have passed since the Fukushima disaster in Japan and Germany is still not adequately prepared for a nuclear incident, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reports.
I can only assume that they mean being not adequately prepared for a nuclear incident caused by a magnitude 9.0 undersea megathrust earthquake hitting somewhere off the coast of Bremerhaven in a region of the world that doesn’t “do” earthquakes and causing a massive tsunami that could wipe out one of Germany’s coastal power plants, or maybe even one in Bavaria, provided, of course, that said tsunami could still find a German nuclear power plant that was still in operation, which is very doubtful indeed, but still.
Nope. You can never be prepared enough when it comes to preparing for one of those worst conceivable and most completely unpredictable natural disasters like-in-recorded-history-type-disasters that has already happened somewhere else, I guess.
Deutschland ist nicht ausreichend auf einen nuklearen Störfall vorbereitet.
Nuclear power plants do not have to be “operational” for them to (continue to) emit radiation 😦
What do you think “Ausklingbecken” are for???
Well… If they remain dangerous after shutting them down too, why shut them down at all? <;-)
A very insightful question. Letting them run to the end of their planned lifetimes would have given us more time to do the Energiewende properly, left no more radioactive waste, and left energy cheaper. The massive costs of the “cleanup” remain unmentioned anyway 😦