GERMAN NUCLEAR WASTE PLAN UPSETS BAVARIA, EASES TENSION WITH UTILITES
The German Ministry for the Environment released a plan for interim storage of the country's nuclear waste as the nation mulls over final disposal options after shuttering its nuclear fleet following the Fukushima disaster in 2011. The plan identifies four sites to be used, including one in the Isar region of Bavaria, which prompted outcry from state officials. The plan has its proponents as well, with Germany's four largest utility companies offering to dismiss several pending lawsuits if the plan leads to a lasting agreement. For the full story, see http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/19/us-germany-energy-nuclear-waste-idUSKBN0OZ1S420150619.