France will close one of the oldest nuclear power plants, Ekektrovesti reports.
The first reactor will be shut down at the end of February, the second at the end of June.
“This event is the first step in implementing the energy strategy of France, which aims to gradually build a balance between nuclear and renewable electricity in the face of reducing harmful emissions from electricity production due to the closure of coal-fired power plants by 2022”, the government emphasizes.
The Fessenheim Nuclear Power Plant is France's oldest operating nuclear power plant, which was launched on January 1, 1977. There are two reactors with a capacity of 900 MW each at the NPP.
It was previously reported that one of five nuclear power plants was shut down in Switzerland.
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