Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Environment Ministry, 50 welcomes the research work done by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe in terms of the search for nuclear repositories.
Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Environment Ministry, at the invitation of President Holger Hanselka visited the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and was informed about the research in the field of decommissioning of nuclear facilities and the disposal. Schwarzelühr-Sutter is quoted in a press release from her office: “The tasks ahead of us, which are connected with the nuclear phase-out will require the preservation and further development of scientific and technical expertise at a high level for many decades. Here in Karlsruhe valuable work is being done for the subjects decommissioning of nuclear power plants and disposal of nuclear waste. “
In the site selection law has been set, select the repository site in a science-based and transparent process, the best possible security in particular for the whereabouts of highly radioactive waste for a period of one million years guaranteed. In the site selection procedure, it will not only be important in the opinion of Schwarzelühr-Sutter, that the questions will be answered scientifically sound: “The answers have to be so communicated, that people can be convinced on the spot that the safety of a repository guarantees is. For transparency, accountability and, above all independence of research activities and research results are essential. “