A mini nuclear reactor at the University of Basel will be dismantled in 2020. The research and educational unit first came into operation in 1959. On Wednesday, the Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate confirmed that the reactor would be dismantled. The Energy Ministry gave its approval last month. The research reactor was last operated on October 31, 2013. From 1959 to that date, it was used to train more than 1,000 physics and chemistry students in the application and manipulation of radioactivity. The request for its dismantling was submitted in February 2017. The reactor is expected to be completely dismantled in 2020. For this operation, the Basel City government has set aside a sum of CHF 10 million (around $10 million).
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