This e-mail was sent to us:
“State of the matter, 5 years after the delivery of the order by the building authority of the district Düren to vacate the meadow, on 12/24/2012:
- The excavator to remove the upper layers is still standing about 80 – 100 m away from the former alignment of the A4. Location: Ancient motorway A4 direction Düren, westernmost point!
- The former works road is given up and completely free, RWE probably resigned themselves to the loss of this road.
- Matthias Hartung, CEO of RWE Power AG, is “going to retire prematurely” this year.
- Peter Terium, CEO of the parent company of RWE Power AG and of RWE Innogy AG, is going to leave the RWE Group (became known 5 days ago).
- Matthias Hartung and Peter Terium should keep further damage away from the RWE Group. They will not be able to escape their possible responsibilities because of serious environmental crimes against the soil and groundwater, or because of the transfer of insolvency, just like the responsible politicians in North Rhine-Westphalia.
About the “jobs that depend on the Hambach opencast mine”
Not 60,000 jobs are endangered at the end of the open pit Hambach on 03/31/2018, but only less than about 800:
- Including the apprentices, only fewer than 800 people (estimated) are employed at the Niederaussem power plant.
- The employees of the Hambach open-pit mine (estimated, including the apprentices: approx. 700-900) will continue to be needed for years for the dismantling works of the Hambach mine and to restore the surface of the hole that will be left as required by law (BBergG).