Nuclear power plant

Electricity pylons stand in a row leading to the Unterweser nuclear power plant on March 21, 2011 near Stadland, Germany. The Unterweser plant is among seven nuclear power reactors built before 1980 that the government of German Chancellor <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007499" title="Angela Merkel" href="/topic/politics-government/government/angela-merkel-PEPLT007499.topic">Angela Merkel</a> has chosen to shut down for three months for a heightened safety and security review following the disaster at the Fukushima plant in Japan.

( Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images / March 22, 2011 )

Electricity pylons stand in a row leading to the Unterweser nuclear power plant on March 21, 2011 near Stadland, Germany. The Unterweser plant is among seven nuclear power reactors built before 1980 that the government of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has chosen to shut down for three months for a heightened safety and security review following the disaster at the Fukushima plant in Japan.

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