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Speech Rethinking after Chernobyl and Fukushima

On the occasion of the commemoration ceremony "Chernobyl as a European challenge" for the 25th anniversary on 26 April 2011, Wolfram König, president of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection from 1999 to 2017, gave a speech on the reactor accident in Chernobyl in the French Friedrichstadtkirche church on Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin. This article contains a translation of Mr König's speech.

Interview "We require a tool that obliges us to find a future solution for the question of disposal"

On 1st December 2015, BfS President Wolfram König was consulted by the commission on the monitoring of the financing of the phasing out of nuclear power (KFK). The subject was the question of which conclusions are to be drawn from the experiences of the BfS in nuclear disposal for the securing of financing.

Speech Statement given to the Commission to Review Funding of Nuclear Phase-Out

In a hearing of the Commission to Review Funding of Nuclear Phase-Out (KFK) in December 2015, BfS President Wolfran König spoke about the tasks and experiences of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection in nuclear waste management and made a statement on the conclusions for disposal to be drawn.

Interview President of Federal Office for Radiation Protection: Course of events of the accident in Fukushima not to be compared with Chernobyl

The president of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS), Wolfram König, emphasised that the nuclear accident in Japanese Fukushima was not comparable with the disaster of Chernobyl, taking into account all available knowledge. In an interview with the German Press Agency (dpa) in March 2011, König explains what radiation protection measures are being taken in Germany.

Speech Bearing responsibility in the region

At the closing event of the ecumenical crossroads, run by Bistum Hildesheim in cooperation with evangelical and catholic church communities in the region, Wolfram König, President of the Federal Office of Radiation Protection (BfS), spoke on 21.03.2010 about responsible action.

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