French ecology minister indicates U-turn on closure of oldest nuclear plant


Fessenheim plant closure was one of President François Hollande's election pledges, but minister argues this depends upon opening new reactors.

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France's oldest nuclear plant at Fessenheim in the country's north-east will not be closed before the end of President François Hollande's mandate in 2017,energy and ecology minister Ségolène Royal indicated on Tuesday, reports Reuters.