The World from Berlin Nuclear Phaseout Is an 'Historic Moment'

Angela Merkel's government has decided to phase out nuclear power by 2022, in a reversal of its previous policy. German commentators are split over the wisdom of the decision, with one newspaper comparing the move to the fall of the Berlin Wall and another saying it will harm future generations.
A radiation protection worker walks over a bearing basin containing nuclear fuel elements at Germany's Biblis nuclear reactor.

A radiation protection worker walks over a bearing basin containing nuclear fuel elements at Germany's Biblis nuclear reactor.

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