The nuclear waste controversy in Germany
Way back in his days as environment minister Jürgen Trittin already commissioned a plan for a new investigation which would set rigorous scientific criteria and provide for comprehensive consultation with the populace. But for years all the maps and plans have lain unheeded in ministry drawers – their existence kept quiet or even denied by those in power.
It's high time that Germany's politicians implement what their own experts have for years been calling for in vain: a comparative study – both transparent and citizen-based – into a permanent disposal site. Otherwise Gorleben will continue to be a focus of opposition and efforts to find a permanent storage depot for the most dangerous material on earth will culminate in a dead end.
Written and directed by: Sarah Zierul // camera: Harald Cremer // sound: Tim Pattberg // film editor: Isabelle Albert // music: Thomas Wolter // production manager: Oliver Gontram // executive producer: Thomas Weidenbach // commissioning editor: Barbara Schmitz //
produced by LÄNGENGRAD Filmproduktion GmbH
Running time: 45 min