March 22, 2011 / 1:50 PM / 8 years ago

German nuclear panel to probe cooling at plants

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Environment Minister Norbert Roettgen attend a news conference about Germany's nuclear energy policy in Berlin, March 22, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

BERLIN (Reuters) - Environment Minister Norbert Roettgen said on Tuesday that Germany’s Nuclear Safety Commission will focus on issues including emergency power supply and cooling systems when it reviews all the country’s atomic power stations.

Chancellor Angela Merkel also said Germany’s state premiers would meet on April 15 to discuss an accelerated move to renewable energy following the Japan crisis.

Merkel and Roettgen were speaking after they met chiefs of the five states which host atomic power stations for a second time since the government suspended its nuclear policy for three months and ordered seven older plants closed during the moratorium.

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