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 Fukushima disaster in 2011 swept away support for nuclear power and led to a rise in fossil fuels. Six years on, Japan is taking steps to restore its atomic energy capabilities.
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