From Brokdorf to Fukushima: The long journey to nuclear phase-out

  title={From Brokdorf to Fukushima: The long journey to nuclear phase-out},
  author={Alexander Glaser},
  journal={Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists},
  pages={10 - 21}
  • A. Glaser
  • Published 1 November 2012
  • Physics
  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Shortly after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, Germany’s government started preparing legislation that would close the country’s last nuclear power plant by 2022. But this wasn’t an entirely new development: Germany had been planning to leave nuclear energy behind for decades, and to understand its nuclear phase-out requires a close look at the past. Several projects and events mark the beginnings of the German anti-nuclear power movement: Among them are the huge… 

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