The Swiss canton and city of Geneva have lodged a legal complaint against France’s Bugey nuclear power plant. The city of Geneva, represented by lawyer and former French Minister for the Environment Corinne Lepage, filed the complaint on March 2nd, according to Le Temps, arguing that the plant endangers people’s lives and causes water pollution. Geneva is located close to Swiss border with France and the plant is located roughly 70km from the city. In March of last year, Geneva announced its intention to take a firmer line with the reactor, and now judges will investigate the complaint. The Bugey nuclear site creates about 4.5 percent of France’s electricity and is one of the oldest in France.
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