Energy crisis: uranium import from Russia arrived in Lingen

In the midst of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, a uranium transport from Russia reached the fuel element factory in Lingen in Emsland at the end of September.

Energy crisis: uranium import from Russia arrived in Lingen

In the midst of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, a uranium transport from Russia reached the fuel element factory in Lingen in Emsland at the end of September. This emerges from data published on the Internet by the Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management (BASE).

Accordingly, enriched uranium hexafluoride was transported to Lingen on September 28th and 29th. A spokesman for the authority confirmed the delivery on request. However, the authority did not provide any further information. The transport was based on permits from 2021. There is no import ban from Russia for nuclear fuels or for gas at EU level.

Nuclear power opponents in Emsland had expected the deliveries at the beginning of September, protested against this and demanded an immediate stop to uranium imports from Russia. At the time, the authorities gave little information about the exact course of the transport.

Most recently, uranium was delivered to Lingen before the war

The Alliance for Nuclear Power Opponents in Emsland (AgiEL) is demanding that the federal government shut down the fuel element factory in Emsland. Most recently, uranium was delivered to Lingen from Russia on January 18, a good month before the start of the war on February 24.

Fuel elements for nuclear power generation in Europe have been manufactured in Lingen for more than 40 years. The factory is owned by the French company Framatome. Among other things, it supplies nuclear power plants in Belgium, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Spain, Sweden and Finland.

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