Germany agrees nuclear phase-out (again)

6 June 2011

The German government has formally agreed to gradually withdraw nuclear power plants over the next 11 years. The new arrangement overrides the previous deal reached last year to extend plant lifetimes past 2022.

The scheme is based on a maximum 32-year plant lifetime.

According to the new agreement, formally agreed in early June, those stations that are already shut down in the immediate aftermath the Fukushima Daiichi crisis will stay that way: Biblis A&B, Neckarwestheim 1, Brunsbüttel, Isar 1, Unterweser, Phillipsburg 1, and in addition, Krümmel, which was shut down for repairs at the time.

Then, the closure schedule would be: Grafenrheinfeld in 2015; Gundremmingen B in 2017; Phillipsburg 2 in 2019, Grohnde, Gundremmingen C and Brokdorf in 2021; and finally Isar 2, Emsland and Neckarwestheim 2 in 2022.

A transfer of electricity quantities remains possible.

In addition, until early 2013, one nuclear power plant will be held in reserve in order to prevent shortages or stress conditions in the electricity grid.

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