Business: Nein to Nuclear

Europe's Harrisburg hangover

The ripples from Three Mile Island are reaching Europe's shores, giving much new force to the antinuclear movement. The West German government two weeks ago had to scuttle plans to build a nuclear reprocessing and waste-storage facility at Gorleben, near the East German border, after a Harrisburg-inspired protest by environmentalists and "citizen initiative" groups. Said Count Otto Lambsdorff, West Germany's Economics Minister: "This could be the death knell for our whole nuclear policy, including the export of nuclear plants."

In France, where saboteurs had earlier blown up a $15 million nuclear reactor bound for Iraq, protesters from the Cherbourg suburb...

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