Germany’s nuclear workforce will require “appropriate skills and training in the long-run”, which will make the issue of retaining nuclear expertise even more relevant to the German state as it takes over responsibility for the intermediate storage and final disposal of radioactive waste, Ralf Güldner, president of the German Atomic Forum told the 2017 Annual Meeting on Nuclear Technology in Berlin last week. Mr Güldner said up to 4,000 nuclear industry employees in Germany could soon be transferred to a number of newly formed public nuclear waste management companies. Together with government employees in other areas of nuclear technology like regulation and research, this means that nearly one sixth of Germany’s more than 30,000-strong nuclear workforce will be transferred to the public sector.
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