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an amusement park ride inside a nuclear reactor in Germany
December 4, 2015

Take a Swing

This nuclear reactor at Kalkar, Germany, was finished just before the 1986 explosion at Chernobyl, Ukraine—and never used. It’s now an amusement park with a ride in what would have been the cooling tower. Fear of nuclear power spurred Germany’s transition. See more pictures from the November 2015 feature story “Germany Could Be a Model for How We’ll Get Power in the Future.”
Photograph by Luca Locatelli

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