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Decommissioning of nuclear facilities

The decommissioning of nuclear facilities is a challenge countries utilising nuclear power must address. After the end of their operational life, nuclear power plants cannot simply be abandoned. Since they may still pose a hazard, they have to be decommissioned and dismantled in order to protect people and the environment. A licence pursuant to Section 7 (3) of the Atomic Energy Act (AtG) is required to decommission and dismantle nuclear facilities in Germany.