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Germany’s nuclear power regions fear for the future as plants get set to close

Germany’s nuclear power regions fear for the future when plants close The Brokdorf nuclear power plant, north of Hamburg has been producing electricity for nearly 35 years. But that is about to change. On the 31st of December next year it will be taken off the grid and decommissioned. It is a part of the …

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France’s oldest nuclear power station starts shutdown

France’s oldest nuclear power station starts shutdown The first of two reactors at the Fessenheim nuclear power station (Haut-Rhin, Grand Est) will stop operating at 2h30 on Saturday February 22. It marks the beginning of the total shutdown and closure of the power station, by government decree. The station will stop operating completely by the …

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France Could Shut Next Two Nuclear Reactors Sooner Than Expected

France Could Shut Next Two Nuclear Reactors Sooner Than Expected PARIS – France could shut down its next two nuclear reactors in 2025-2026 if market conditions are right, earlier than expected as it presses ahead with plans to close 14 reactors by 2035, a government consultation document showed on Tuesday.

Switzerland switches off nuclear plant as it begins exit from atomic power

Switzerland switches off nuclear plant as it begins exit from atomic power MUEHLEBERG, Switzerland (Reuters) – Switzerland’s Muehleberg nuclear power station went off the grid on Friday after 47 years, marking the end of an era as the shutdown starts the country’s exit from atomic power. The 373-megawatt-capacity plant which opened in 1972 has generated …

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German nuclear exit continues as planned with next reactor to close Dec 31

German nuclear exit continues as planned with next reactor to close Dec 31 London – Germany’s planned phasing out of nuclear power will continue with the closure next Tuesday of the 1.5 GW Philippsburg 2, leaving six reactors with a combined 8 GW online for the next 2-3 years. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, …

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Permanent Shutdown of Wolseong Nuclear Reactor Unit 1 Confirmed

Permanent Shutdown of Wolseong Nuclear Reactor Unit 1 Confirmed The permanent shutdown of Wolseong Nuclear Reactor Unit 1 in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province has been confirmed. Nuclear power experts criticized that the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission made a hasty conclusion to close down the reactor in compliance of the government’s nuclear phase-out  

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