Representatives of the nuclear power lobby have long been stressing how CO2-neutral, clean and inexpensive nuclear energy is. They consider it a mistake to shut down Germany’s reactors. The film “Milliardengrab Atomkraft” (WT) demonstrates how short sightedness of this view. Germany faces great difficulties getting the dangerous legacy of nuclear energy under control. There have already been accidents and contaminations of the environment during the intermediate storage of nuclear waste. The starting point of the film is the small town of Jülich in North Rhine-Westphalia. A research reactor that was shut down here decades ago is still causing problems. This marks the beginning of extensive research that leads us across Germany – and raises the question: what are we doing with our nuclear waste?