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phasing out old nuclear plants

Studsvik and Westinghouse to dismantle reactors

Published torsdag 16 augusti 2012 kl 09.18
One of the German nuclear power stations scheduled for closure, Photo: Johannes Eisele/Scanpix.

The Swedish nuclear power services company Studsvik is to work with the American company Westinghouse to help phase out reactors in Europe.

The first nuclear power stations here are now 50 years old, and many are approaching the end of their operational lives. In addition, Germany has decided to completely close down all of its 17 reactors by the year 2022.

This means, the two companies say as they offer their services, that many reactors will need to be phased out and dismantled over the next 15-20 years.

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