Spat over German nuclear waste policy

Germany's environment ministry has slammed the federal court of auditors for allegedly criticising its policy on long-term radioactive waste disposal in a draft report submitted last November. On Saturday a ministry spokesperson accused the court of interfering in political decisions, particularly relating to the possibility of building a single national nuclear waste repository. A spokesperson for the court denied that the draft report evaluated political alternatives. "What we do say is that it is necessary to make decisions early to avoid costs," he said. See court of auditors and ministry press statement.

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