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Switzerland votes against preschedule shut-down of its NPPs

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Switzerland votes against preschedule shut-down of its NPPs

Swiss citizens voted against an initiative for a preschedule shut-down of three of Switzerland's five nuclear power plants in the year 2017, BBC reports on Sunday.

The corresponding referendum was held yesterday, on the 27th of November.

55% of the voters didn’t support the proposal initiated by the Green Party, which backs the plan to close five nuclear power stations generating 40% of Switzerland's electricity by 2029, with three of them to be phased out the next year.

Following Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, the government of Switzerland announced its intention to move the country towards renewable energy by 2050. At the same time, representatives of business claim that closing of the nuclear power plants too quickly could lead to power shortages and other fallout.

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