Opinion It's Time to Pull the Plug

The nuclear catastrophe in Japan has sparked an international debate on nuclear energy -- one that is especially fierce in Germany. After Fukushima, it can no longer be viewed as an energy source for the future. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is bound to alter her pro-nuclear stance.
Protesters form a 45-kilometer human chain on Saturday between the Neckarwestheim nuclear power plant and the city of Stuttgart in southern Germany.

Protesters form a 45-kilometer human chain on Saturday between the Neckarwestheim nuclear power plant and the city of Stuttgart in southern Germany.

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