The Fessenheim plant will not be closed until EDF is given a new assessment for damages compensation, the electric company has said. This pushes back plans to shut down the 40-year-old plant by at least a year. The fight over the plan to close France’s oldest operational nuclear power station took another turn on Thursday. The operators of the Fessenheim Nuclear Power Plant near the German and Swiss borders want a new assessment of the damages they will be awarded before they begin the process of shutting down the reactors. The news came at the same time French nuclear watchdog ASH said one of Fessenheim’s reactors had to be shut down temporarily due to irregularities in a steam generator.
Deutsche Welle 16th June 2016 read more »