Germany Chiding Belgium on Nuclear Safety Part of Broader Push

  • France and Switzerland also criticized by Germany over safety
  • Germany seeking European agency to oversee atomic power plants

The cooling towers of Belgium's Doel nuclear plant.

Photographer: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP via Getty Images

Germany’s chastising of Belgium over nuclear safety is part of a broader strategy to wrest control of atomic power from national governments and create a European agency with the muscle to close reactors.

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