Emergency shut-down was and is the consequence. The reactor is now provided by external power grid. Federal environment minister Sigmar Gabriel now wants to put all atomic power plants under federal supervision. German chancelor Angela Merkel believes in Vattenfall. This is part of Angela Merkel’s history:
Angela Merkel was environment minister in the mid 90ies. Back in the days she allowed atomic waste to be dumped into Morsleben (Source) – which was a bad idea. The public was not good enough informed about that – according to sources of german television ZDF and the Federal Agency for Radiation Protection (web).
According to Vattenfalls CEO Hans-Jürgen Cramer the company lost 100,000 customers in 4 months to competitors in 2007. Source
These may be some reasons:
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