16 Mar '11, 1am

Smart move. Germany shuts down seven nuclear plants TODAYonline via @AddThis

BERLIN - Germany yesterday became the first European country to shut nuclear plants in the wake of the crisis in Japan as the European Union made plans to test all 143 nuclear power plants in its 27 countries. Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany said seven plants that went online before 1980 would be temporarily closed and the time would be used to study speedier adoption of renewable energy. All of the plants were built by German contractors. The tests across the EU are intended to ensure preparedness for emergencies like floods and tsunamis, as well as terrorist attacks, the European energy commissioner Gunther Oettinger said after meeting with representatives of the nuclear industry, electricity companies and governments. "This is a reassessment, if you like, of all potential risks in the wake of what has happened in Japan," Mr Oettinger said. A crucial element, he said...

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