The state premier accused leaders of the center-left Social Democrat Party (SPD) and the Greens for continually finding reasons not to engage with the CDU in finding a solution for domestic disposal.
For decades, Germany was eyeing the Lower Saxony town of Gorleben – already a temporary storage facility for German and French waste – as a permanent housing site for nuclear waste.
“Gorleben would undergo close inspection, along with other domestic storage sites under consideration,” McAllister said at the convention on Saturday.
After years of cross-party debates and public protests targeting trains bringing the uranium to Gorleben, German political parties agreed last year to start fresh talks. These negotiations were billed as a clean slate; they are not due to start before state elections in Lower Saxony.
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