"Our study confirmed that in Germany a connection has been observed between the distance of a domicile to the nearest nuclear power plant ... and the risk of developing cancer, such as leukemia, before the fifth birthday," the daily Süddeutsche Zeitung quoted the report as … [Read more...] about Study Finds More Childhood Cancer Near Nuclear Power Plants
Emissions from nuclear power plants
Indeed, Merkel goes into the talks with G8 leaders saddled with a law passed by Germany's former Social Democrat-led (SPD) government aimed out phasing out nuclear power by 2021, which she is opposed to. This now forms part of the coalition agreement her conservative Christian … [Read more...] about Germany in Hot Seat as G8 Pushes Nuclear Power
1957 The first nuclear research reactor, the so-called Atomic Egg, begins operating in the town of Garching near Munich. 1960 Germany's Atomic Energy Act takes effect. The law is meant to promote nuclear energy. 1961 Otto Hahn 1968 … [Read more...] about Nuclear power in Germany: a chronology
Germany's next center-right government of Christian Democrats and Free Democrats (FDP) under Chancellor Angela Merkel now says that the timetable of abandoning nuclear power by 2020 cannot be kept. Already ahead of Germany's general election at the end of September, the two … [Read more...] about Next German government agrees to keep nuclear power plants
All countries that use nuclear power (with the exception of North Korea) have committed themselves to report nuclear incidents and accidents to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Those reports are principally public - the idea is that experts and media can freely … [Read more...] about Incidents and accidents in nuclear power plants – when are they really dangerous?