Oldest French nuclear plant shuts down

The twin-reactor Fessenheim nuclear power plant bordering the Rhine river in eatsern France, commissioned in 1977 and which has since been the subject of numerous safety failures, was placed in total shutdown late on Monday, at the beginning of what will be an 18-year process of dismantlement.

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France's Fessenheim nuclear plant, for years the focus of anti-nuclear protests, has been switched off after more than four decades, reports BBC News.