The oldest nuclear power plant in the world starts again. In Switzerland

This is the Beznau plant in the canton of Aargau
The oldest nuclear power plant in the world starts again. In Switzerland
21 March 09:31 2018 Print This Article

The Beznau Swiss nuclear power plant, the oldest in the world, has reactivated its first reactor, which has been closed since March 2015.  In service since 1969, Beznau, in the canton of Aargau (northern Switzerland), near the German border, has the longevity world record. “Unit 1 of the Beznau nuclear power plant is once again connected to the grid after the authorization granted by the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate and after having undergone thorough inspections and tests,” said the management company in a statement. The reactor number 2 had already been reconnected to the network on 7 August 2017 after a three-day break due to a technical problem. Switzerland has four nuclear power plants producing around a third of the country’s electricity. On 21 May 2017, the Swiss decided by a referendum (58.2%) to ban the construction of new nuclear power plants.

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