Sunday, March 27, 2011

On the Heels of Fukushima Disaster, Germany Vows to Completely Phase out Nuclear Energy

The fourth-largest economy in the world is accelerating a plan to end the use of nuclear power by as early as 2020, following the nuclear meltdown situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Citing what they say are the inherent dangers posed by nuclear energy production, German officials stated that their country will phase out the 23 percent of overall energy currently produced by nuclear reactors and replace it with energy produced by alternative sources.


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