Germany to Suspend Nuclear Extension Plan

Germany had been due to go nuclear-free after the last plant reached the end of its life in 2021.

GermanyBERLIN – Germany has suspended a coalition agreement to delay closing the nation’s ageing nuclear power stations after the Japanese crisis stiffened opposition to an unpopular deal.

Last year, the coalition agreed to prolong the life of the 17 nuclear plants — some of which are well over 30 years old — beyond their original planned closure dates. This agreement will now be suspended for three months.

No new nuclear power stations have opened in Germany for decades because of public hostility.

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Source: Thorsten Severin, Andreas Rinke and Gernot Heller | Reuters