German officials regret French decision to keep aged nuclear plant running
German officials said they regretted state-controlled French energy supplier EDF’s decision to postpone its decision over the decommissioning of the 40-year-old Fessenheim nuclear plant until at least next year, Spiegel Online reports. Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter, parliamentary state secretary in Germany’s environment ministry (BMUB), called EDF’s decision a “huge disappointment” and a “missed chance”. The Green Party’s nuclear energy expert Sylvia Kotting-Uhl said keeping the plant near the German border running was an “affront” that showed the nuclear lobby’s sway over the French government, the article says.
Read the article in German here.
For more information, see the CLEW dossier The challenges of Germany’s nuclear phase-out.