Fessenheim NPP staff in France threaten to boycott plant closure

Fessenheim NPP staff in France threaten to boycott plant closure

Today, France closes the 1st unit of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant. This is the oldest operating nuclear power plant in France, it is actually located on the border with Germany. The station began its work in 1977. Fessenheim NPP consists of two power units with pressurized water reactors (900 MW each).


The station was promised to be closed by Francois Hollande - the previous French president. They planned to close both power units in 2016. But the station continued to work. Now the station is closed by Emmanuel Macron. According to the plan: closing the first power unit of the Fessenheim NPP - February 21-22, the second - in the summer of this year.

According to the French edition of La Tribune, station employees opposed the closure of the plant. Station staff threatens the authorities with disobedience, boycott and involvement in the protest of trade union organizations of power engineers. At the same time, the staff was actually divided into two camps, one of which was generally apathetic (“shut down, then it should be so”), the other was ready to protest until the failure of the reactor shutdown procedure. The reactor of the first power unit should "shut up" at 2 a.m. local time on Saturday (February 22).

Protesting employees say that for them there is no guarantee of new jobs. In addition, it is stated that the region in which the nuclear power plant is located will lose substantial tax revenues.

Locals who initially advocated the closure of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant are now expressing concern that nuclear fuel will remain on the plant’s territory until 2023.

For reference: France is the world champion in the share of nuclear energy in the field of electricity generation. At nuclear power plants there account for almost 70 percent of generation. After the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, Paris began to discuss the closure of a number of stations. Critics of this program say that it is not necessary to close nuclear power plants, but to modernize them, as in the end you can lose a huge market and lose technological experience.

Plans to close nuclear power plants are also being implemented in neighboring Germany. At the same time, neither in Berlin nor in Paris really knows whether they can completely replace the generation at nuclear power plants with the so-called "green" energy.
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  1. Blackmokona 21 February 2020 18: 11 New
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    The station is very old, it's time to build a new one. Where is there to upgrade it already?
    1. Klingon 21 February 2020 20: 59 New
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      Fessenheim is 40 km from the city where I live (Germany)
      and on the other hand, 50 km is the Swiss in Leibstadt, on the banks of the Rhine (directly opposite the German city of Albrook)
  2. Thrifty 21 February 2020 18: 12 New
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    Greta pryde - bring order! lol In contrast to the holy "green electricity" lol rogues laughing
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    3. drunkram 24 February 2020 21: 04 New
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      green comrades will soon give liquid from their green rhetoric, it won’t reach them that there are no safer energy sources than modern atomic ones, and their green torment poison the environment worse than ammonia plants
  3. orionvitt 21 February 2020 18: 14 New
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    Let them close, and that's all. Well, where to get electricity, Greta Tumberg will tell them, she knows everything in the world.
    1. Klingon 21 February 2020 21: 05 New
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      Quote: orionvitt
      Let them close, and that's all. Well, where to get electricity, Greta Tumberg will tell them, she knows everything in the world.

      in Germany, their greens are full of which are problems and the French will not let her go, as soon as they arrive, those yellow vests will be pulled again. Greta is a half-witted offspring of a famous secular family and not just an autistic girl. This is a spinning project with specific goals.
      1. Rzzz 21 February 2020 22: 01 New
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        Greta is not autistic. And not even an asperger.
        Now half of adolescents at this age say they are aspergers. After watching one base TV series. It has become fashionable, but no real connection with this deviation. Which, by the way, is very rare.

        She definitely has deviations, but not so "hype". She doesn’t have to speak at the UN, but in the psychiatrist’s office.
        1. Lamata 21 February 2020 22: 04 New
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          So how is it PR? ADULTS who possibly also have children, and they soak it up.
          1. Rzzz 21 February 2020 22: 38 New
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            Yeah. Now even more aspergers will be drawn, they will also want fame.
          2. Chigi 21 February 2020 23: 21 New
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            Nuclear energy is too cheap, you can’t earn much (and the image is spoiled).
            Here come the adult "uncles" and "aunts" in the wake of the wretched Gretta. collect money for new power plants ...
            And what will be expensive - so it’s public opinion that went with Gretta, public opinion insisted. Do not pay - "disconnect"
            1. drunkram 24 February 2020 21: 06 New
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              so let them sell cheap electricity for expensive, won Ukraine will buy

              therefore, attempts to create thorium reactors and cadmium-tellurium batteries from the best engineers from France and Germany are pure bluffs
        2. Klingon 21 February 2020 23: 05 New
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          maybe not autistic but by the eyes, I would say down. Such a Mongoloid eye incision in Caucasoids occurs only with trisomy
          1. Chigi 21 February 2020 23: 23 New
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            "Gretta" is now not a child, and not even a person. She is now a "Trademark." What a down she was - in a year they won’t remember, but the Trademark will remain)))
            1. Klingon 22 February 2020 11: 54 New
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              Exactly- Brand, almost the same as an apple core drinks
              well, or maybe it will be like that
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  4. Vladimir_2U 21 February 2020 18: 21 New
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    the other is ready to protest until the failure of the reactor shutdown procedure
    What is it like? Close in boiler room reactor and coal to throw uranium with a shovel?
    1. dzvero 21 February 2020 18: 46 New
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      They will turn off the pumps, remove the rods and splash a bucket of water on the shield ... We survived until the first nuclear strike ...
  5. aranzon1913 21 February 2020 18: 33 New
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    ... until the failure of the reactor shutdown procedure.
    Macron at the closing ceremony will invite GIGN
  6. Polymer 21 February 2020 18: 34 New
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    station staff opposed closure of nuclear power plant

    Somehow with the protests there is not very. The authorities spit on these protests.
    Millions went out against the pension reform in France, but the reform was carried out anyway. And what have the "yellow vests" achieved? This is a strange thing - there are protests, massive and real, but no results!
  7. svp67 21 February 2020 18: 43 New
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    At nuclear power plants there account for almost 70 percent of generation.
    And what are they now able to replace it with? How the same Frenchmen who are pampered by all the benefits of modern civilization will “sing”, left without its foundation - electricity
  8. Mikhail m 21 February 2020 18: 49 New
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    Democracy in action. The people against the engineers. But when it explodes, the people will blame the authorities and science.
  9. knn54 21 February 2020 19: 26 New
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    2000 jobs, however.
    By the way, by the end of 2022, ALL coal-fired power plants should be closed.
    1. 16329 21 February 2020 23: 54 New
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      New Coal-Fired Power Units in Germany Open Now.
  10. Lamata 21 February 2020 20: 04 New
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    They may be asked to do beekeeping for wax production, for candles. New twilight is approaching the Euro-Europe.
    1. Rzzz 21 February 2020 22: 05 New
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      Industry, especially energy-intensive in Europe, is degrading, everything is being brought into the third world. Lighting is becoming energy efficient. Recycling many resources is significantly more economical than producing them from scratch.
      So much electricity is not needed already.
      1. Brturin 21 February 2020 23: 54 New
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        Quote: rzzz
        So much electricity is not needed already.

        But last year in France there was a record heat, how many air conditioners ... coal is harmful, the rivers are becoming shallow by this time ... Peak consumption ...
        1. Rzzz 22 February 2020 20: 22 New
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          Air conditioners do not consume much. In addition, there is now the topic of energy saving, when there is a heat exchanger in the air conditioner after the compressor, where the refrigerant transfers heat to the tap water. And hot water is obtained almost for free, you just need to warm up a little in a gas or electric boiler.
          Someone has solar panels on the roof - this is not only a reduction in energy consumption, it is also a shadow over the roof, the heating of the house is reduced and the air conditioner must not be loaded so much.
          When they built this nuclear power plant, the TV consumed 150 watts, and everyone had it. After 20 years - already 60 watts. Now about 40 watts, it rarely turns on, and not everyone has it.
          A personal computer in the early 80s ate 300–500 watts, now most laptops (30 watts) or a tablet (a couple of watts).
          Well, in general, many factors can be seen by the little things - but in sum, a noticeable benefit in consumption is obtained.
          1. Brturin 22 February 2020 23: 19 New
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            Only their quantity and their variety are growing (air conditioners, televisions, dishwashers, fans ....) and air conditioners in the heat ....
            Electricity supply was cut off by approximately 33 thousand consumers in the city of New York due to the sharply increased load on the energy system during the heat .... Con Edison and the authorities of the metropolis have repeatedly recommended that the population reduce electricity consumption, including by switching thermostats to 25,6. 6687695 degrees. However, residents are trying to escape from the ashes of the house and turn on air conditioners and fans at full capacity, which leads to disastrous results. https://tass.ru/obschestvo/XNUMX
            . And so everywhere ...
            and on the other hand, when these NPPs were built, there was one thing, now - in 2018, because of the heat in France, 4 nuclear power units were stopped, last year, in my opinion, two ...
  11. Kitty77 21 February 2020 22: 37 New
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    The word n ​​$ and $ ndos on this site nizya write? Yes, administrators?
    You cut my comments, words don’t work, then the administrator generally forbade you to write comments, are you since the admins are so far?
  12. Klingon 21 February 2020 23: 03 New
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    Quote: Lamata
    So how is it PR? ADULTS who possibly also have children, and they soak it up.

    Greta is a medial PR product. So a racing Yacht (Malizia II) for transatlantic green remelting was provided by a German real estate businessman. The Air Force wants to make a film about her, Greta will have her own green fashion collection, and so on.
    1. Rzzz 23 February 2020 02: 27 New
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      Quote: Klingon
      So a racing Yacht (Malizia II) for transatlantic green remelting

      Just don’t tell Greta the whole truth about the yacht, otherwise the poor child will be obliged to drown right in the haul.
      The plastic hull of a modern yacht is a complete bouquet of environmentally harmful materials. Fiberglass, carbon fiber, epoxy and polyester resins in the hull, sails are also continuous synthetics. All the ropes, and there are many of them, too, except perhaps with the exception of cable-stayed cables. In production, so much rubbish is thrown away. In addition, the hull of the yacht after the end of its service life is not disposed of. Mankind does not know what to do with these materials, only finely chop and bury it. The yacht has very harmful solar panels, and a very green diesel engine is deeply hidden. Although, if the VolvoPenta engine, then it is painted green laughing The company’s tradition is this.
      All ship electronics are environmentally friendly. The application of the RoHS principles in critical equipment is not allowed.
      1. Klingon 23 February 2020 03: 44 New
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        and there probably also is a green desalination plant drinks
        by the way about composite materials: because of non-repairability, I didn’t buy a carbon fiber for myself. it is of course light, but the TC is not suitable for travel. if the green carbon fiber impregnated with epoxy crack or break then the great khan. and a metal frame or feather can always be brewed in any workshop
        1. Rzzz 23 February 2020 11: 47 New
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          And in a desalination plant that is green? It seems like a regular osmosis filter?
          1. Klingon 23 February 2020 13: 58 New
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            I thought there was a diesel distiller like on U-96 laughing
            Happy holiday!
            1. Rzzz 23 February 2020 15: 34 New
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              Not. Steam desalination plants are a thing of the past. Although occasionally, but now they are on large ships.
  13. Pattor 22 February 2020 00: 16 New
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    Invite this to Yakutia some winter. And let him eat weed and not wear fur skin
    1. aszzz888 22 February 2020 07: 52 New
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      Pattor (Sergey) Today, 00:16
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      Invite this to Yakutia some winter. And let him eat weed and does not wear fur skin
      Yes. Together with the deer of the reindeer, let them scoot.
  14. lvov_aleksey 22 February 2020 03: 42 New
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    Quote: Pattor
    Invite this to Yakutia some winter. And let him eat weed and not wear fur skin

    beautiful, for her it will be scary to Yakutia this winter, even if she walks on the Volga between N. Novgorod and Kazan, I hope she won’t drown !!!!
  15. CommanderDIVA 22 February 2020 08: 01 New
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    I read in the media that Gretta Turnberg registered her name as a trademark, her speech at the UN is an excellent PR move to promote and earn dough, we will probably see a line of clothes, food, etc. under this brand
  16. Klingon 23 February 2020 20: 09 New
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    Quote: rzzz
    Not. Steam desalination plants are a thing of the past. Although occasionally, but now they are on large ships.

    yes i know i joked laughing drinks
    He spoke with an old man, a former sailor of the Navy of the Wehrmacht, and served on a Type VII-C submarine. they gutted the striped convoys who were going to the aid of the impudent people. he said for a day they gave out a glass of water. The distiller didn’t turn on the TC, it was very noisy, according to the noise from the rumbling distiller, the British destroyers spotted the boat