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February 29, 2012 - 17:07
Beznau in northern Switzerland is now the world’s oldest nuclear plant.
The nuclear power station in Oldbury in England was shut down on February 29. Beznau, in Switzerland, has taken its place as the oldest operating nuclear plant in the world. A record not many people are inclined to celebrate these days. (SF/swissinfo.ch)
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