September 5, 2008
German Chancellor Favours Longer Service Lives for Nuclear Power Plants
Text of report by independent German news agency ddp on 5 September
Berlin: Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) [Christian Democratic Union] keeps supporting longer running times for the German nuclear power plants. She thinks an extension is a "sensible measure", Merkel said at a meeting of the CDU district chairmen in Berlin on Friday [5 September]. There is no other country in the world that "opts out of the safest nuclear power plants and, at the same time, deprives itself of its energy base", she added.
Originally published by ddp news agency, Berlin, in German 1235 5 Sep 08.
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