Atomic Nightmare Krümmel Accident Puts Question Mark over Germany's Nuclear Future

The recent accident at the Krümmel nuclear power plant in northern Germany was more serious than was previously known. Anglea Merkel's Christian Democrats are now finding themselves on the defensive with their plans to extend the life of German nuclear reactors.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
The Krümmel nuclear plant near Hamburg: The reactor had to be shut down on July 4 following a short circuit in a transformer.

The Krümmel nuclear plant near Hamburg: The reactor had to be shut down on July 4 following a short circuit in a transformer.

Foto: FABIAN BIMMER/ AP
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan