Oldest nuclear power plant in France closed, now 20 …

The Fessenheim nuclear power plant, the oldest nuclear power station in France still in service, was definitively disconnected from the grid on Monday evening. The operator EDF has reported this. After the definitive closure, a long decommissioning phase will start, which should last twenty years. The power station was commissioned in 1977 and was the […]

One in a million: find a strange super-earth towards the center of our galaxy

Illustration of the inferred size of another super-earth (center) compared to the land and Neptune. Astronomers at the University of Canterbury found an incredibly rare new super-earth toward the center of our galaxy. This would be one of the few that has been discovered with a size and orbit similar to Earth. The details were […]

The rehabilitation of the “destroyer of the worlds” Robert Oppenheimer

“What is wrong with trying to judge Oppenheimer for his betrayals?” Nicknamed “The father of the atomic bomb”, the American physicist Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) was the scientific director of the Manhattan project from which the first atomic bombs produced in the laboratory of Los Alamos, in New Mexico, were produced. On August 6 and 9, […]

France’s oldest nuclear reactor goes offline

Paris The first reactor of the French nuclear power plant in Fessenheim must be shut down at 2.30 a.m. on Saturday morning at the latest. The second will follow in June. For the first time, a political decision is taken to shut down a nuclear power plant that could theoretically have worked for a few […]

France’s government continues to maintain nuclear power

Paris For the first time in its history, France will close a nuclear power plant for political reasons. The first reactor in Fessenheim, Alsace, goes offline on February 22, followed by the second in June. A turning point, because the operating license of the nuclear power plant (nuclear power plant) has not expired, the kiln […]

RWE boss announces withdrawal – CFO is favorite

Rolf Martin Schmitz The RWE boss initiates a generation change at the top of the supplier. (Photo: AP) Dusseldorf There is hardly a major German corporation that has a successor at the top as marked as at RWE. When Rolf Martin Schmitz took over as CEO in October 2016 at the age of 59, it […]