The primary reactor at Switzerland’s Beznau nuclear power plant, the world’s oldest commercial nuclear plant, has reopened after three years of repairs, despite protests from environmental campaigners, a statement said on Tuesday. Beznau, located in the northern Swiss canton of Aargau near the German border, has two reactors and first opened in 1969. Both reactors were shut down in March of 2015 for work that included enhanced protections against earthquakes and floods, as well as IT upgrades, site managers Axpo said in a statement. The repairs featured 9,000 “tasks” and more than “20,000 routine inspections of plant systems and components. “The plant fulfils all the safety-technical requirements for long-term operation of 60 years,” the statement said.
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