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Coronavirus impacts dismantling of Germany's Philippsburg nuclear plant

BERLIN - German energy company EnBW said the coronavirus outbreak has impacted plans to dismantle its Philippsburg nuclear power plant in Baden-Wurttemberg, southwest Germany.

The controlled detonation of Phillipsburg's cooling towers will now take place in mid-May at the earliest.

However, EnBW said the exact demolition date depends on many factors - including the further development in the coronavirus pandemic.

Philippsburg 2, a 1402MWe pressurised water reactor unit permanently shut down on 31 December 2019.

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