Monday, May 30, 2011

Germany to shut all nuclear reactors

Angela Merkel has committed to shutting down all of the country's nuclear reactors by 2022, a task said by one minister to be as mammoth as the project to reunite East and West Germany in 1990.Monday's announcement, prompted by Japan's nuclear disaster, will make Germany the first major industrialised nation to go nuclear-free in decades. It gives the country just over 10 years to find alternative sources for 23% of its energy.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/30/germany-to-shut-nuclear-reactors

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3 comments:

Maion said...

With the recent nuclear failure in Japan no wonder why they're stepping another precautionary measures. But having all said, knowing they are highly industrialized country it bugs me where would they get alternatives to sustain their current status of living? buyaionaccounts

Personal Home Inspector said...

This is bad news for American power suppliers because closing these plants is going to tell Americans that they are living with a constant threat. The news stopped reporting on the aftermath of the Japan nuclear crisis because corporations depend on cheap nuclear power to make bigger profits, apparently showing victims of their nuclear crisis being turned away from hospitals is not the best way to promote nuclear energy.

Home Inspector Marketing said...

Safe, clean alternative energy is the future. Fukishima and Chernobyl have poisoned the air, land, water and food in the surrounding areas. It is time to phase out nuclear energy and ramp up wind, solar wave energy and geothermal.