Reversing the Atomic Phase-Out German Minister Sparks Government Row Over Nuclear Power

German Enivronment Minister Norbert Röttgen has caused a rift in Chancellor Angela Merkel's government by suggesting that it drop plans to extend the lifetimes of the country's 17 nuclear power stations.
German Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

German Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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cro -- with wire reports