Strahlende Hinterlassenschaften aus Produktion und Konsumtion
Zur Politischen Ökonomie des Atommülls
In no country in which nuclear energy is produced there has been elaborated satisfying solutions for nuclear waste. Since the beginning of this form of energy production, the related immense problems have been downplayed and banalised. The policy of the German governments in the last decades corresponds to this overall picture, and only the last years have seen new initiatives on the national and the EU level, reflecting the growing awareness of this extremely „wicked problem“. Nevertheless, the nuclear industry has until now been successful in refusing its responsibility and externalizing potential risks and costs. Without sufficient public pressure the entanglement between this industry and official bodies will continue and further hinder any constructive solution.