[IPS News] Collateral Damage From Fukushima Hits Europe

“Fukushima put an end to the myth that highly industrialised countries like Japan could guarantee absolute safety and control over the production of nuclear energy.”

– Stefan Schurig, director of the climate energy director of the World Future Council

Collateral Damage From Fukushima Hits Europe

By Julio Godoy

BERLIN, Dec 25, 2011 (IPS) – Several leading European electricity providers and nuclear power plant constructors now count as part of the collateral damage caused by the tsunami that destroyed the Japanese nuclear power plant of Fukushima last March.

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[SPIEGEL] Is Berlin Still in the Nuclear Power Business?

‘Paving the Way for a New Fukushima’: Is Berlin Still in the Nuclear Power Business?

SPIEGEL ONLINE INTERNATIONAL
December 19th, 2011

The German government may be getting out of the nuclear power business at home, but it is still active internationally. Berlin is currently reviewing applications for federal export guarantees for four nuclear projects abroad. Environmentalists are furious, saying the phaseout must also apply to the sale of atomic energy technology.

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Siemens to Exit Nuclear Energy Business

September 19th, 2011
Spiegel Online International

Siemens plans to pull out of the nuclear energy business, CEO Peter Löscher told SPIEGEL. After the Fukushima nuclear disaster “the chapter is closed,” he said. The company will expand its renewable energy activities instead.

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