German chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) announced today that 7 reactors are going offline for three months. They will be tested for safety. For example, if they can resist against a plane crash. Every engineer tells you: They can’t. The only consequence can be the once and for all shutdown of all atomic reactors worldwide.
2009 a new book of rules was written, for higher standards in Germany’s atomic power plants. The rules we use today are 30 years old – also a reason why the seven plants are shut down at the moment
Atomic energy chief lobbyist Gerald Hennenhöfer (web) recommended Chancellor Angela Merkel NOT to use the new Rules for opterating atomic power plants in Germany, because then all german atomic power plants would have been shut down. SOURCE (speech SPD party Germany) And Gerald Hennenhöfer is now the man who supervises the testing on safety of the seven atomic power plants. Unbelievable.
So, the german government gives the people safety – for three months. After that, the danger continues – powered by the german government.
In the meantime the german government announced that they will stop and reduce support money for environmental energy projects and research.
Here is the list:
From 3/15/11 SOURCE
Unterweser (build 1978) [map] running with Plutonium MOX fuel, in 2007 the emergency cooling system went offline
Philippsburg (build 1984) [map] not enough Bor solution in 2001, shutdown
Isar 1 (build 1977) [map] no protection against a plane – Operator E.ON shuts it nown down
Neckarwestheim 1 (build 1976) [map]
The leading CDU party under chacellor Angela Merkel is going to shut down three german atomic reactors:
Biblis A [map]
Isar 1 [map]
Reason: The situation in Japan casts doubts in the government about the safety of atomic reactors.
Not a single german atomic reactor would get a running admission today. They’re all to old. Biblis is located in a quake area, but is not built for quakes, for example.