30 May '11, 3pm

Germany to be 100% Nuclear Power-Free by 2022

"It's definite," Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen said after marathon talks held at the chancellery. "The latest end of the last three nuclear plants is 2022." The government said the country's oldest nuclear power plants would remain permanently closed. Seven plants were shut down in March after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, and one plant had been taken off the grid earlier. The government intends to phase out the remaining nine plants according to their age, with the older facilities shutting down over the next few years and the newest ones by 2022.

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