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Germany Keeps Nuclear Plants Open As Russia Squeezes Gas Supply

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  • Germany canceled plans to shutter two nuclear power plants, instead keeping them open because Russia is squeezing Europe’s gas supplies.
  • Gas prices in Europe rose 30 percent after Russia cut off gas supplies to the continent Sept. 5.
  • Germany had planned to shutter the plants by December, but now plans to keep them operational until at least April.


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