Spain will permanently close the aging nuclear power station Santa Maria de Garona, the Energy Minister Alvaro Nadal said on Tuesday, explaining that the shutting down of the 466 megawatt (MW) reactor would have no effect on the Spanish power system. The nuclear reactor, located in the northern region of Burgos, has not been active since 2012 and is the oldest nuclear power station in Spain at over 40 years. Garona is run by Endesa and Iberdrola which in 2014 requested an extension of the licence to 2031.
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Denied energy renewal of the authorization of exploitation of Garoña. Has the capacity to generate only 466 MW, lower power of all nuclear plants in Spain. In his time without function has not been detected a significant impact on the power supply. The MINETAD will have to grant, prior report of the board of Nuclear safety, the authorization of dismantling and closing statement
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[Machine Translation] The Government decides the definitive closure of the Garoña nuclear power plant. The minister announces the closure of the oldest plant in Spain, despite the fact that the Nuclear Safety Council endorsed the reopening.
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