Germany to close nuclear plants in 11 years

Germany's coalition government has decided to shut down all of the country's nuclear power plants by 2022.

Germany's coalition government has decided to shut down all of the country's nuclear power plants by 2022.

The policy change has been prompted by Japan's post-earthquake nuclear disaster at the Fukushima plant in March.

Germany's seven oldest reactors, already taken off the grid pending safety inspections, will remain offline permanently.

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