In 1989, mass demonstrations led to collapse (more). One year later, on October 3, 1990, East and West Germany were reunited, after being separate states since World War II. Berlin, a divided city for forty years, has won new importance and become the capital of a reunified Germany. Since 1990, the city has been expanding to 3.5 million inhabitants. The Reichstag building has been newly designed and it has become the seat of the German government. The Brandenburg Gate was for several hundred years the symbol of the Prussian state, today it symbolizes the unity of Germany.
After the unification of Germany the government stopped the uranium production of bismuth AG in East Germany and the construction of the nuclear power station Stendal, nine years after the construction was started. Block 1 and 2 never went to the grid. In Greifswald Block 1 – 5 the nuclear power station was shut down from the new government, block 6 was finished, but it want never to the grid, the construction of block 7 and 8 was stopped.
For the nuclear industry in West Germany the reunification had no consequences.