Opinion Why German Nuclear Worries Are Both Wrong and Harmful

An increasing number of Germans are convinced that nuclear energy is more dangerous than the alternatives. Their fears are understandable -- but wrong. What's worse, their emotional and over-politicized reaction at home is sowing more fear and distrust in Japan.
Von Robert Peter Gale
Gale: "The German response to the Fukushima accident needs to be thoughtful and considered, instead of emotional and political."

Gale: "The German response to the Fukushima accident needs to be thoughtful and considered, instead of emotional and political."

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Photo Gallery: Japan's Radiation Crisis
Foto: REUTERS/ Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency via Kyodo
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Photo Gallery: Japan's Radiation Crisis