And then there were seven – at the end of 2017, Gundremmingen B will close for good as a part of the country’s nuclear phaseout. But before it closes, it contributed to a new world record ramp. Craig Morris explains. So here’s to Gundremmingen B: a reactor with no valid permit, conceived in an era of a long-forgotten race to build the biggest reactor, but one that never melted down, and as its final gesture it was part of a world-record fleet ramp – even if the event was a bit like watching an old man attempt a high-jump, only to knock the bar down from the bottom with his forehead.
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