The World From Berlin Nuclear Disaster 'Will Have Political Impact as Great as 9/11'

The nuclear disaster in Fukushima makes it hard to ignore the vulnurabilities of the technology. It could spell the end of nuclear power, German commentators argue on Monday. The government in Berlin may now cave in to mounting pressure to suspend its 12-year extension of reactor lifetimes, they say.
A combination photo showing an explosion at the Fukushima Daiichi plant on Monday.

A combination photo showing an explosion at the Fukushima Daiichi plant on Monday.

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Photo Gallery: Nuclear Meltdown in Fukushima
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Photo Gallery: Nuclear Meltdown in Fukushima

Photo Gallery: Japan Earthquake Disaster in Pictures
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Photo Gallery: Japan Earthquake Disaster in Pictures

-- David Crossland