Wolfgang Ehmke, born 1947 in Gartow, is a senior teacher and journalist. He studied German and Romance Studies at Hamburg University and commuted between the city of Hamburg and Wendland. Since the decision to make Gorleben a “nuclear disposal centre” in 1977, he is active with the citizen’s group for environmental protection Bürgerinitiative Umweltschutz (BI) Lüchow-Dannenberg e.V.
He is presently a member of the Board of BI Lüchow-Dannenberg and also its spokesperson. The grassroots work and organisation for resistance against nuclear energy and the dumping of nuclear waste in the geologically highly uncertain salt deposit Gorleben-Rambow is Ehmke’s first priority. He has taken part in international meetings and congresses in France, Japan and Ukraine and was a consultant for the Ministry of the Environment in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania ("Nuclear Energy Advisory Board") in the context of the decommissioning of the nuclear power plants in Greifswald/Lubmin. As well as the many newspaper and magazine articles that he has published, he has written essays and contributed to books on the history of the anti-nuclear movement such as: "Zwischenschritte" (1987), "...und auch nicht anderswo! Die Geschichte der Anti-Atom-Bewegung" (1997), "Kommt zusammen, was zusammengehört?", in the Handbook for Globalisation Critics (2002), "Die Lichter gehen aus? - Die Lichter gehen an!" and in the collection „Die Rousseau-Frage - ökologisch definiert" (2002).
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