When Germany decided to turn its back on nuclear power five years ago after the Fukushima meltdown, everything changed for those who depended on the plants. The town of Biblis is still trying to cope with the challenges.
Nuclear power stations have been churning out radioactive waste for decades. At least 10 new reactors came online last year - making the question of long-term storage all the more pressing. There's no solution in sight.
More micro-cracks have been discovered at the Belgian Tihange 2 nuclear reactor near the German border. Belgian authorities say the nuclear plant is still safe.
Shares in German utilities have jumped after the country's constitutional court ruled that a tax on nuclear fuel rods was illegal, boosting their chances of getting billions of euros back.
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