Spain will shut down country's oldest nuclear plantStaff Writer | August 2, 2017
The Spanish government says it's closing the country's oldest nuclear power station because of lack of support among political parties and companies involved to keep it open.
Energy Spain has eight nuclear reactors
Production at the 46-year-old Garona was halted in 2012 when its operator, Nuclenor, objected to a new tax. Its board recently failed to reach agreement on keeping the plant open.
Environmentalists have long claimed that the plant is outdated, although Spain's Nuclear Security Council this year said it could continue operating.
Spain has seven other nuclear reactors that produce some 20 percent of the country's electricity. ■