The Fessenheim nuclear power plant in the Haut-Rhin produces the last megawatts in its history. At midnight, on the night of Monday to Tuesday, reactor no. 2 will be definitively shut down, four months after no. 1, disconnected on February 22.
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Ironically, reactor no. 2 went through an automatic shutdown procedure on Friday caused by thunderstorms, but returned to service at the end of the day on Saturday for a few final hours.
The closure of Fessenheim was promised by two successive presidents of the Republic, François Hollande, then Emmanuel Macron. The pledge given by the first to environmentalists for their rallying in the 2012 election was thus imposed. Beyond the campaign promise taken over by the current head of state, the executive justifies its decision by the age of the power station - commissioned in 1977, it is the oldest in the French fleet still in business - and by its ambition to diversify sources of electricity production - by
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