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Friday, July 18, 2008

Julio Godoy, "Cesium-137 leaks from German nuclear waste, Raise More Nuclear Fears," IPS.

...from Laura Savinkoff at the Boundary Peace Initiative.

We did not have the
feeling that the public would be interested in knowing that
radioactive brine is leaking in Asse II."

BERLIN, Jul 8 (IPS) - Confirmation that radioactive brine has been leaking for two decades from a German underground deposit for nuclear waste is yet another blow to the idea that nuclear power can safely increase electricity generation and simultaneously reduce emissions.

Radioactive leaks from the nuclear waste deposit Asse II near Braunschweig in Lower Saxony, some 225 km southwest of Berlin, were first discovered in 1988. The state-owned Helmholtz Institute for Scientific Research, which operates the centre, officially admitted the leaks only Jun. 16, under pressure from the German press.

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