"Nuclear power wouldn't have stood a chance - even without Chernobyl"

  • Karena Kalmbach

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities


On 26 April 1986 a nuclear meltdown at a Soviet reactor in today’s Ukraine sent radioactive particles across Europe and shockwaves through the political debate over nuclear safety. 30 years on from the Chernobyl accident, Germany is in the process of phasing-out nuclear energy. Other European countries have taken a different path. The Clean Energy Wire (CLEW) spoke to Karena Kalmbach from Freie Universität Berlin who researches European perceptions and reactions to Chernobyl.
Period21 Apr 2016

Media contributions


Media contributions


  • Chernobyl
  • Germany
  • Nuclear Power Phase-Out
  • Nuclear Waste