Peter Klimmek has spent his entire career at a nuclear plant in Germany. Next year, he will retire — just months before his workplace does.
The nuclear plant in the small and remote village of Wuergassen, halfway between Frankfurt and Hamburg, has been Klimmek’s passion for the past 37 years.
But by 2014, almost nothing will be left of what once was Germany’s first commercial boiling water reactor. Germany’s decision to shut down all nuclear plants by 2022, sparked by last year’s Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, is a done deal.