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Basque citizens end construction of Lemoniz Nuclear Power Plant, 1976-1978

Time period
May, 1976 to March, 1978
Total points
6.5 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Nancy Liu, 25/09/2011

The construction of the Lemoniz Nuclear Power Plant started in the 1970s, as the power company Iberduero Basque Utility planned to build several nuclear plants on the Basque coast. There had been an international oil crisis during the time, and the effect of the oil shortage had huge detrimental consequences for the Spanish economy. The central government was interested in investing in alternative energy such as nuclear power. The central planning of the Lemoniz power plant began in 1972 when the government gave provisional approval to build a nuclear power plant in Lemoniz.