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France pulls plug on country’s oldest nuclear plant

by Béatrice ROMAN-AMAT Agence France-Presse FESSENHEIM, France (AFP) — 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 [ ]


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