Photo Gallery: Germany's Nuclear Waste Headache
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Photo Gallery: Germany's Nuclear Waste Headache

Abyss of Uncertainty Germany's Homemade Nuclear Waste Disaster

Some 126,000 barrels of nuclear waste have been dumped in the Asse II salt mine over the last 50 years. German politicians are pushing for a law promising their removal. But the safety, technical and financial hurdles are enormous, and experts warn that removal is more dangerous than leaving them put.
Translated from the German by Paul Cohen