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France will close its oldest nuclear power plant, Fessenheim, at the end of 2016, President Francois Hollande said on Friday, bringing the closure date forward by a few months.
"The Fessenheim power plant ... will close at the end of 2016, Hollande said, speaking a few days after a steam leak triggered a brief fire alert at Fessenheim, in eastern France, and following another safety alert earlier in the year.
Hollande, addressing an annual environmental conference, also confirmed his goal to cut the share of nuclear power in the country's energy mix to 50 percent by 2025 from 75 percen
Arnie Gunderson mentioned one interesting issue in the US, which occurs when the licenses of aging plants expire, and they seek renewal of the license.
Originally posted by elevenaugust
Is the same process possible in US?