Sluggish Reaction to Fukushima Germany Unprepared for Major Nuclear Disaster

If a nuclear disaster comparable to Fukushima were to hit a German nuclear plant, authorities would be unprepared to handle it, and scientific projections show that radiation would likely spread much further than previous estimates. But government agencies have done little to address the problem. Critics call the delay a "scandal."
An infrared image of a reactor at Germany's Philippsburg nuclear plant.

An infrared image of a reactor at Germany's Philippsburg nuclear plant.

Foto: KAI PFAFFENBACH/ REUTERS
Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein