With Germany set to phase out nuclear power by 2022, there are just six plants yet to be decommissioned ahead of this deadline. Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to ban the fuel in 2011, after environmental campaigners had been fighting for its removal from the country’s energy mix for the best part of 30 years. She said that following the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster, where a 15-metre tsunami disabled the power supply and cooling of its three reactors, the risk of another such accident occurring was “just too enormous to be controlled by humans”. But many experts believe closing down the plants could harm both German and EU goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions – with the power source still making up 12% of the country’s electricity last year. Here, NS Energy looks at the six remaining nuclear plants that are yet to be decommissioned ahead of the 2022 phase out.
NS Energy 16th April 2020 read more »