While nuclear plants are being built all over the world, Germany is phasing out atomic energy. DW looks at what is going on at a global level and examines why Germany has taken a different path.
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.
The Chernobyl disaster in 1986 was a turning point for nuclear power in Europe, with few new plants built since. While nuclear still plays a major role in the EU, aging facilities present financial and security risks.
All incidents and accidents in civilian nuclear facilities must be reported to the International Atomic Energy Agency. There are eight defined levels - from harmless to catastrophe. DW takes a look.
Five years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, India and China have embraced nuclear power. Other countries in the region also want to build more plants - even in high-risk areas prone to earthquakes and tsunamis.
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