Ed note– Ostensibly, the reason for the nuclear reactors in Japan going into meltdown mode
was an earthquake followed by a tsunami.
No such dangers exist in Germany, yet they are shutting down their reactors.
Do they know something the rest of us don’t, perhaps dealing with a computer worm known as Stuxnet
designed to destroy reactors such as these?
Germany has temporarily shut down seven of its nuclear reactors while it reconsiders its nuclear strategy.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said that all reactors operational before 1980 would be taken offline,
and safety checks carried out on the remaining plants.
The move comes after concerns about radiation leaks at a Japanese plant after last Friday’s earthquake.
The EU has also reached agreement on “stress tests” of all European nuclear facilities.
“We want to look at the risk and safety issues in the light of events in Japan,”
the European energy commissioner Guenther Oettinger said.