Germany shuts down oldest n-plant

Germany’s oldest remaining nuclear reactor has been shut down, part of a move initiated four years ago to switch off all its nuclear plants by 2022.

The Grafenrheinfeld reactor in Bavaria was taken offline as scheduled overnight, the southern German State’s environment ministry said on Sunday. The reactor, which went into service in 1981, is the first to close since Germany switched off the oldest eight of its 17 nuclear reactors in 2011, just after Japan’s Fukushima disaster. The next to close will be one of two reactors at the Gundremmingen plant in Bavariain late 2017.

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