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Image of the Day: Europe No Longer Nuts for Nuclear

Elmsland Nuclear Power Station is one of the German nuclear reactors that will be decommissioned by 2022. In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, many European countries are backing away from nuclear power as an ideal source of energy.

By 2030, European countries will have closed 81 percent of the total nuclear power plants on the continent, according to a release from Global Data. The U.S., however, has no such plans to get rid of its nuclear power program and plans to grant extensions to 68 percent of the country’s nuclear reactors.

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