Germany's Nuclear Debate: Berlin May Extend Reactor Lifetimes by 14 Years

10th August 2010, Comments 0 comments

A major conflict is brewing in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition over the extension of nuclear reactor lifetimes. Some conservatives are demanding that the power stations be kept open by an average of 14 years beyond the 2022 phase-out date. The decision due in autumn could decide the political fate of Norbert Rttgen, her ambitious environment minister.

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