The Swiss Times - Swiss News in English

Mood in the Host Communities for Nuclear Waste Storage is Pragmatic

In the towns chosen as potential sites for a deep geological repository for radioactive waste in the Zurich lowlands, a pragmatic attitude has taken hold one year after the announcement of the decision. The mayors of the three directly affected towns, Stadel, Weiach and Glattfelden, along with Nagra CEO Matthias Braun, met to discuss the project's progress. Initially, the announcement of the proposed site was seen as a "bad omen" by the mayors, but a pragmatic attitude has since been adopted by the authorities. However, some members of the public remain critical of the project. According to Dieter Schaltegger, mayor of Stadel, 40% of respondents to an anonymous survey expressed a critical view.nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn


Most Read

Delivery Services in Switzerland Have New Competition

22 February 2024
Delivery service
An Austrian company opens it's first online supermarket outside the country. Targeting the greater Zurich area.

Murder in Frauenfeld: Trial for the Murder of an Egyptian

22 February 2024
Murder in Frauenfeld
Two men face murder charges over the 2007 killing of a 27-year-old Egyptian, whose body was discovered submerged in Barchetsee.

Swiss Semi-Conductor Government Initiative: Will it Work?

23 February 2024
Swiss semiconductor
SwissChips Initiative represents Switzerland's strategic move to bolster its semiconductor industry amidst global competition.

Swiss CEO Vranckx Moves to the Lufthansa Executive Board

23 February 2024
Swiss CEO
Swiss CEO Dieter Vranckx moves to Lufthansa as Chief Commercial Officer, after leading Swiss through challenging times.

Stay in Touch!


Swiss biotech
Swiss Biotech Firm Idorsia: Stock Soars – but Why?
26 February 2024
Decathlon Opens 5 more Stores in Switzerland
26 February 2024