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Berlin protest as thousands reject nuclear power

the anti-nuclear movement  has not seen  such strong public support since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the Soviet Union, in 1986.

Berlin / Munich – Two Cities / Different Crowds, EU Australia Online , September 19th, 2010 Weekend events in Germany saw a large protest in Berlin over nuclear power stations,…….CONFRONTATION OVER NUCLEAR STATIONS  Crowds estimated at between 40-100000, depending on who was counting, paraded to the office of the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, in Berlin, objecting to government plans for extending the life of ageing nuclear power plants.

The 17 plants were set to be phased out by 2020, under a plan imposed by the “Red-Green” coalition government (1998-2002); two have been closed down up to the present date.

The new government moves will see the present sites run out to the anticipated life of such facilities, with a revised close-down date of 2032.

That action has alarmed the anti-nuclear movement which says it has not seen  such strong public support since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the Soviet Union, in 1986.

The government says it wants to provide more time for the development of renewable fuel systems; opponents say it has given in to pressure from the energy industry.

The protest accompanies another debate, over moves to keep operating a transitional nuclear waste containment facility – with no end to the quest for a permanent site on the horizon. EU Australia Online » Blog Archive » Berlin / Munich – Two Cities / Different Crowds

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