The World : Bonn to Dismantle A-Plant

West Germany will dismantle the reactor at its nuclear power plant at Niederaichbach, 50 miles northeast of Munich. The Bavarian Environment Ministry approved the move, ending six years of opposition by local residents who feared the disassembly would release radioactive contamination. The reactor was started up in 1972, but it was shut down in 1974 after only 18.3 days of full-power operation because of problems with its heat-exchange system and excessive operating costs.

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