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French govt enshrines decision to close country's oldest nuclear plant

Protesters demonstrating on April 6 in front of EDF's Paris headquarters against the closing of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant. The move is part of a plan to slash France's dependence on atomic energy.


THE French government on Sunday published a decree for closing the country's oldest nuclear plant, fulfilling a campaign-trail pledge made by President Francois Hollande who is now in the final weeks of office.

The decree, gazetted in the Official Journal which publishes...

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