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The framework conditions for the use of nuclear energy in the Federal Republic of Germany are stipulated in the Basic Law and the Atomic Energy Act. Following the events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant the framework conditions to phase out nuclear power for the commercial generation of electricity in Germany were further specified by the 13th Act amending the Atomic Energy Act. With the amended Atomic Energy Act entering into force, eight nuclear power plants immediately forfeited their operating licenses.

"The Federal Environment Ministry is a key driver of modernisation that is making our country fit for the future: this means moving away from dangerous paths like nuclear power."

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Svenja Schulze Federal Environment Minister <b><i>&quot;The Federal Environment Ministry is a key driver of modernisation that is making our country fit for the future: this means moving away from dangerous paths like nuclear power.&quot;</i></b>

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Nuclear Safety | 09.07.18

Opinion on Doel and Tihange nuclear power plants

Germany‘s Reactor Safety Commission has published an opinion on crack zones in the reactor pressure vessels of the Tihange and Doel nuclear power plants. Most of the German experts questions relating to safety issues are resolved.
Nuclear Safety | 05.12.16

"We must not relax our efforts on nuclear security"

The German government has pressed for the global strengthening of protection against terrorist attacks with nuclear material. “We must not relax our efforts on nuclear security,” said Schwarzelühr-Sutter.