Phasing in the Phase Out Germany Reconsiders Reactor Lifespan Extensions

The government of Chancellor Angela Merkel recently extended the lifespans of nuclear reactors in Germany. But with disaster imminent in Japan, many in Berlin are called that decision into question. The chancellor herself may also be reconsidering.
The government in Berlin is reconsidering its stance on nuclear power. This image shows the inside of the reactor in Gundremmingen in southern Germany.

The government in Berlin is reconsidering its stance on nuclear power. This image shows the inside of the reactor in Gundremmingen in southern Germany.

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