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German Minister Open to Extending Life of Bavarian Nuclear Plant

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A nuclear power plant, operated by E.ON SE, in Essenbach, Germany.

A nuclear power plant, operated by E.ON SE, in Essenbach, Germany.

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

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Germany’s environment minister signaled she’s willing to consider extending the operating life of an EON SE nuclear plant in Bavaria into next year if an ongoing government assessment concludes this is necessary.