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France's oldest nuclear reactor to finally shut down

Environmentalists have welcomed news that the 43-year-old Fessenheim reactor will close, nine years after it was first planned France’s oldest nuclear power plant will shut down on Tuesday after four decades in operation, to the delight of environmental activists who have long warned of contamination risks, but stoking worry for the local economy. The Fessenheim plant, opened in 1977 and already three years over its projected 40-year life span, became a target for anti-nuclear campaigners after the catastrophic meltdown at Fukushima in Japan in 2011. Continue reading...
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