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Europe Removes Nuclear Power Plant Themes From 'The Simpsons'

3/28/2011 8:34am EDT

The SimpsonsHit family cartoon "The Simpsons" has been edited for TV in Europe to remove sensitive storylines involving a disaster at a nuclear plant in light of the current crisis in Japan.
Officials in the Asian country have been struggling to contain radiation levels around a nuclear centre in Fukushima since the complex was damaged in the earthquake and tsunami which struck Japan on March 11.
TV producers at Germany's Pro7 channel reacted to the disaster by checking through new episodes of "The Simpsons" and removing "unsuitable" segments featuring trouble at character Mr. Burns' nuclear power plant.
Network executives in Austria and Switzerland have since taken Germany's lead and followed suit, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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