First part HERE
2009 - a year of pro atomic power propaganda:
Italy wants to go back to atomic power (source) and France aides Italy. Both presidents Sarkozy and Berlusconi signed an agreement which contains the construction of new atomic power plants. One should be finished in 2020. Electricité de France (web) and Italian Enel (web) both signed a partnership agreement which contains the construction of at least four presswater reactors of the third generation. Italy announced one year after Chernoby, that they want to go atomic again, in two decades.
France also helps HERE:
France and Lybia cooperate on the atomic sector
Is France a good partner? Have a look at the French 2008 atomic year:
Way to go, EdF and France!
Good news from Germany: The atomic reactor Biblis A – operated by RWE (web) is now offline – forever. Why? The German Government plans the total pullout from atomic power 2021. But RWE wants France-like a restart and hopes for a Government change in the next elections on Sept. 27th 2009. Source
Simply, because RWE holds former politicians who were contra atomic power and are now pro – example:
Former Federal Minister Wolfgang Clement of the German SPD party – now in the board of directors of RWE – an atomic power plant operator – see HERE
CDU Economy politician Laurenz Mayer regularly “granted benefits” from atomic concern RWE. He still is in Government (!) – web
German environmental minister Sigmar Gabriel supports the demonstration.
Again: Germany. In 2007 the Federal Agency for radiation protection made the KiKK study public. Worlds most scientific and biggest study about the rise of chrildren cancer in 5 km radius around atomic power plants in Germany. The public and the Agency are waiting since 2008 for a validation of the environment ministery. So far nothing. Which is sloppy work in my opinion. In 2008 I emailed the Agency - this is their response HERE
The KiKK study can be found here: English consumption of KiKK
This is important for my international readers. I know some people from the U.S. who did not know the existence of this study. This is sad.
So far it is waiting instead of doing – Source here