.ausgestrahlt at a Glance
.ausgestrahlt is an anti-nuclear organization and has been active throughout Germany since 2008. We are convinced that the operation of nuclear facilities is a grave injustice that harms both people and the environment. Severe accidents such as those in Fukushima and Chernobyl could happen again at any time. Radioactive waste will continue to be a burden for many generations to come.
Why we continue to oppose nuclear energy
- In Germany, there is much talk about the phasing out of nuclear power – but in fact, nuclear power plants will be in operation at least until the end of 2022.
- The country is also still the EU’s second biggest producer of nuclear power and therefore of nuclear waste.
- Those who endorse nuclear energy are seizing on the climate crisis as an opportunity to argue in favour of extending the operating times of nuclear power plants.
- The nuclear power plants still in operation are getting older and older – and therefore more prone to failures and accidents.
- As of today, not an ounce of radioactive waste has been stored safely in a long-term repository.
What we do
Only political pressure from the general public can bring about the complete phasing out of nuclear energy. That is why we encourage all those who oppose nuclear power to make their voices heard in public discourse. We develop strategies, ideas for campaigns, arguments against nuclear energy, and materials, all of which we make available to the anti-nuclear movement. We initiate and organize petitions, campaign days, information events, and demonstrations, often together with local initiatives and other environmental organizations, so that there is always a wide range of opportunities for people to get involved.
- All nuclear power plants and other facilities producing radioactive waste must be shut down immediately.
- Our generation will not be able to make the existing radioactive waste disappear. What we can do is stop producing more of it. We can also protest against solutions for storing the radioactive legacy that are put forward due to political or financial reasons instead of safety considerations.
- There must be no transports of nuclear waste unless they are absolutely necessary: only when a long-term repository for nuclear waste has been taken into operation in Germany is it acceptable to transport radioactive waste from its current location to that repository.
- Those who will be affected by a deep geological repository for radioactive waste must have a say in the decision-making process.
- Nuclear energy must not set back the energy transition: wind and solar power must be given priority, by policy-makers and in the power grid.