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Rhine River : EDF decides to demolish the Vogelgrün Hydro Power Station

Due to technical issues in making the Vogelgrün dam passable for fish and the current financial difficulties faced by EDF, a surprising decision has been made to demolish the power station. Usually well-informed sources have said the removal should be completed at the same time as the opening of the Haringsvliet in Holland, at the latest by the end of 2018. A planned, hugely expensive mobile fish passage project is to be replaced by accelerating the adaption of the generation facility between Strassburg and Vogelgrün. This should ensure the free passage of salmon as far as Basel by 2020 in order to meet the conditions of the international agreement.

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