Germany to Reconsider Nuclear Policy Merkel Sets Three-Month 'Moratorium' on Extension of Lifespans

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, facing a resurgence in public fears about nuclear power following the Fukushima disaster and tough regional elections, said on Monday she would review her decision to extend the lifetimes of nuclear reactors. Two old plants may be shut down as a result, at least temporarily.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) and Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle (left) after announcing a three-month "moratorium" on the extension of nuclear power plant lifespans.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) and Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle (left) after announcing a three-month "moratorium" on the extension of nuclear power plant lifespans.

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