Friday, April 8, 2011 (AP): “BERLIN — Germany’s utility companies want “swift and complete” abolishment of nuclear power in the wake of the disaster at Japan’s Fukushima reactors, says their umbrella organization. […]
Four days after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami hit Japan’s Fukushima Dai-Chi facility, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government ordered seven atomic reactors built before 1980 offline pending thorough safety checks. Merkel has since vowed to speed up phasing out nuclear power, gradually supplanting it with other sources.
Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, stands alone among the world’s leading industrialized nations in its determination to overcome nuclear power. […]” SOURCE: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/association-of-german-utility-companies-calls-for-abolishing-nuclear-power-by-2020/2011/04/08/AFfZF82C_story.html
Nuclear Sites Germany:
SOURCE image: http://www.oeko.de/files/download/image/pjpeg/nuclear-power-plants_and_storage-facilities_germany.jpg , which I found on the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists‘ post here: http://www.thebulletin.org/web-edition/reports/nuclear-waste-repository-case-studies/nuclear-waste-repository-case-studies-germ