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Nuclear Family Fun in Germany

November 04, 1995|Associated Press

KALKAR, Germany — A nuclear power plant that frightened Germans as it was being built will thrill them now that it's finished.

A Dutch investor plans to turn the never-used Kalkar nuclear reactor complex into an amusement park, perhaps using the plant's cooling towers to hold up a roller coaster.

Nuclear Water Wonderland will feature rides, water sports, movie theaters, restaurants and a 2,000-bed hotel, says amusement park builder Henny van der Most.

Twelve miles from the Dutch border, the fast-breeder plant was controversial even before construction began in 1974. Thousands of police were needed to protect the project from frequent demonstrations.

Authorities did not say how much the Dutch amusement park builder paid for the plant.

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