Is Germany Prepared? German Nuclear Plants Not Immune to Security Risks

Germany's nuclear power plants suffer from serious safety deficits, with inadequate protections against earthquakes, plane crashes and cyber attacks. Retrofitting the plants would be so complex and costly that their continued operation makes little financial sense. By SPIEGEL Staff
A fireman takes part in a disaster management exercise near the Krümmel nuclear power plant near Hamburg in 2005.

A fireman takes part in a disaster management exercise near the Krümmel nuclear power plant near Hamburg in 2005.

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan