Germany is Closing All of Their Nuclear Power Plants

Posted on April 17, 2011 by


Germany to close all nuclear plants

Germany is speeding up plans to close all of its nuclear reactors as criticism over the government’s nuclear plans has grown since the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in Japan.

Chancellor Angela Merkel invited the 16 German state premiers to the capital Berlin to discuss the country’s energy policy, a Press TV correspondent in Berlin reported Friday.

“We plan to phase out our nuclear energy and go for renewable energy,” Merkel said to the premiers.

Germany has shut down eight of its oldest nuclear reactors for a 90-day security assessment after the March 11 earthquake in Japan brought about the massive nuclear crisis in the Asian country.

Germany’s upper house, dominated by the opposition Social Democrats, called for the immediate closure of the eight reactors.
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