France’s president says he will formally launch this year the long process to shut down the country’s oldest nuclear plant. Giving a speech on the environment at the Elysee palace, Francois Hollande said he will publish a decree to start closing the nuclear plant of Fessenheim, located in east of France near the German border. “Discussions are ongoing between the state and (operator) EDF on the conditions of this move,” Hollande said. The German government earlier this month called on France to shut down the Fessenheim plant as soon as possible.
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[Machine translation] While we mark April 26, the thirtieth anniversary of the Chernobyl accident, the review of the situation in France shows a worrying degradation of nuclear safety. The hypothesis of a serious accident is now recognized by the safety authority. The poor financial condition of EDF and Areva nuclear risk increases.
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