France still produces three-quarters of its energy through nuclear power and has decided to prolong its reactors' lifespans. Even though opponents are warning the nuclear plants aren't safe.
Germany now has just seven nuclear plants left in operation, but what becomes of those that are already decommissioned? Bits of them are recycled, and could ultimately end up in our kitchens.
Eight years after the accident in Fukushima, preparations are underway to restart the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant operated by Tepco. But residents fear a second disaster. Kiyo Dörrer reports from Kashiwazaki.
Though he acknowledged the widespread anger over fuel taxes, the French president said he would not back down from his environmentally friendly policies. He also announced that France will delay capping nuclear power.
The closure of the nuclear power plant just across the border from Freiburg is no longer conditional on the startup of a new reactor on the Normandy coast. The opening of EDF's Flamanville 3 plant has been delayed.
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