France plans closure of 17 nuclear reactors by 2025

Environment minister Nicolas Hulot has announced a plan to shut down 17 out of France's 58 nuclear reactors as part of a pledge to reduce the share of nuclear production of the country's energy from 75 percent to 50 percent by the year 2025, although he did not detail which plants would be partially or totally closed.

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French environment minister Nicolas Hulot announced on Monday that France could close "up to 17" nuclear reactors by 2025, reports FRANCE 24.