Nuclear power plant is shut down: nuclear plant closes forever

Until recently, should give Fessenheim everything. As if it were a matter of the last kilowatt hour out of the oldest nuclear power plant in France, has produce

Nuclear power plant is shut down: nuclear plant closes forever

Until recently, should give Fessenheim everything. As if it were a matter of the last kilowatt hour out of the oldest nuclear power plant in France, has produced the nuclear plant on the upper Rhine until the last hours of electricity. Last Friday, the lightning struck an electricity line close to the power plant. The second and only remaining running reactor, the oldest nuclear site in France had to be moved therefore down. However, its official closure was only for the 30. June provided. So the public operator EdF drove the reactor on Sunday again. In the night of Monday to Tuesday, he and the whole core were placed power plant permanently shutdown.

Christian Schubert

economic correspondent in Paris.

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It is a death on the installment plan was, after the first reactor had been in February, for always shutting down. Many people on the French side of the Rhine met with grief, on the German shore, the edge of joy, however. The mayor of the 2400-strong community, Claude Brender, belongs to the Embittered. He speaks to the F. A. Z. of a "political attack" on the nuclear industry and its place. "It closes at the closing will, and offers us no compensation," scolds the Frenchman.

15 years degradation time

for 43 years, the French have, in the structurally weak Region of the EdF's presence, and also of the comparatively cost-effective electricity benefit. Just as long as German nuclear power opponents have protested because of safety concerns against the plant. Today, the French Nuclear experts insist on your statement that you could Fessenheim several years more to run.

But the government, under President Emmanuel Macron has decided a nuclear part of the exit, to reduce the share of nuclear energy in electricity production to 2035 of more than 70 to 50 percent. "It is the first Time that a nuclear power plant with pressurized water will be shut down reactors and completely dismantled," said an EdF spokesman. In the seventies and eighties, widely used technology is still in all 56 nuclear reactors in operation in France.

Updated Date: 29 June 2020, 18:19

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