Switzerland announced today that they are canceling their plans to build a new nuclear plant. They also plan to phase out their current nuclear power plants by about 2034. This announcement is a direct result of the disaster in Japan. Currently nuclear power makes up about 40% of Switzerland's energy. They plan to invest in alternative energy sources going forward. Switzerland is the second country, after Germany, in Europe to decide to completely phase out nuclear power.
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