Plants to Stay Online German Government Wants to Extend Nuclear Reactor Life Spans

The German nuclear lobby appears to have scored a major victory last week. SPIEGEL has obtained information indicating that the government in Berlin will permit the continued operation of all German nuclear power plants -- including two decades-old reactors. The government will allow the companies to use tricks that will buy time until Berlin can change existing phase-out legislation.
Germany's Biblis nuclear power plant, owned by energy utility RWE, contains one reactor unit that was scheduled for an imminent phase-out in Germany.

Germany's Biblis nuclear power plant, owned by energy utility RWE, contains one reactor unit that was scheduled for an imminent phase-out in Germany.

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