France to extend nuclear plants' lifespan beyond 40 years

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President Sarkozy has decided to extend the lifespan of France’s nuclear plants beyond 40 years, says industry minister Eric Besson.

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy has decided to extend the lifespan of France’s nuclear plants so they can operate beyond 40 years, industry minister Eric Besson said in an interview with Europe 1 radio station, reports Bloomberg.