Swedish nuclear reactor to draw last breath before New Year's

Before New Year's Eve, Ringhals 2 will definitively stop generating power, while its sister reactor Ringhals 1 is set to close in 2020. However, the political center-right is opposed and in the 11th hour attempts a new bill to sustain the aging reactors.

Photo: PR / Vattenfall

When the Swedes, with blood-shot eyes and aching limbs, turn on their coffee machines after what's assumed to become a joyful New Year's Eve, it'll be without an old friend powering it, as it leaves the country's energy mix when the 2010s end.

On Dec. 30, 9.00 a.m., nuclear reactor Ringhals 2 will close definitively.

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