For years, opponents of nuclear power have been complaining about cracks in the Neckarwestheim 2 kiln. The Ministry of the Environment should withdraw its operating license, they say. The green-led resort doesn't think about it. A court could soon provide clarity.
Neckarwestheim (dpa/lsw) - In view of the debate about reserve reactors, opponents of nuclear power have pointed out what they consider to be dangerous cracks in the tubes in the Neckarwestheim nuclear power plant. At an online press conference tomorrow, the anti-nuclear organization .broadcast and the Association of Middle Neckar Citizens' Initiatives (BBMN) want to explain why they are taking legal action against the operating permit for the reactor. The hearing at the Administrative Court in Mannheim is scheduled for December 14th. The Ministry of the Environment and operator EnBW emphasize that there are no safety deficiencies in the system.
According to the will of Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck (Greens), the Meiler Isar 2 and Neckarwestheim should be available as an emergency reserve from January to mid-April to produce electricity when the winter is hard and energy consumption is high. But now that Isar 2 has to be repaired and can only be started up once more, the plan is on the brink.