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Already in the nineties, both plants have featured strongly in criticisms of the German nuclear industry, especially for information politics.

Where they owned by Vattenfall back then? Or to rephrase the question, is this a Vattenfall problem or a Brunsbüttel + Krümmel problem?

Because information politics has not really been a strong side for Vattenfall at Forsmark either...

currently the second generation of operators are taking over, people who don't know the nifty details and special troubles of the plants.

This is a problem not only in Germany, but all over the world. But ironically it is especially bad in Germany and Sweden where young and bright people have been deterred from entering the nuclear industry due to the more or less mad machinations of leading politicians.

Now ladies and gentlemen, the mistake of having almost as many plant designs as there are plants (and hence lots of "nifty details and special troubles") won't be made again. As we enter the second part of the atomic age, only about half a dozen standardized reactor designs are bound to be deployed, worldwide.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Tue Jul 10th, 2007 at 05:18:57 PM EST

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