September 30, 2019 / 7:19 AM / a month ago

France's EDF to close Fessenheim nuclear plant in February 2020

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s state-controlled power group EDF (EDF.PA) plans to shut down the Number 1 reactor of its Fessenheim nuclear power plant on Feb. 22, 2020 and the Number 2 reactor at that same plant on June 30, EDF said on Monday.

“The compensation payments over Fessenheim are expected to amount to a total of nearly 400 million euros ($437.5 million)”, EDF said in a statement.

Writing by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta

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