SUPPORTING GAROÑA NPP
In Spain the nuclear fleet, which consists of eight reactors located at six different sites, provides approximately 20% of the country´s electricity output. It represents less than 8% of the total installed power in the country´s electricity generation park.
In 2010, three of the licenses were renewed by the Spanish Government: Almaraz I, Almaraz II and Vandellos II. However, there is one Spanish nuclear power plant - Santa María de Garoña -that is probably going to be shutdown in 2013.
In 2006, they applied for the renewal of its operating license for a new ten-year period. The application was accompanied by a series of studies and analyses whose results confirmed Garoña´s capability for safe and reliable long-term operation. The Spanish regulator issued a favorable report in 2009. However, according to the Ministerial Order of 6 July, the Ministry of Industry decided to renew the operating license only until July 2013, declaring that activities at the plant should terminate on that date.
Jóvenes Nucleares (Spanish Young Generation) wanted to lend its support to the efforts that are being made to try and secure the extended operation of the plant for 10 more years. Jóvenes Nucleares has participated in a number of activities, like “II Nuclear Games,” a sports event that involved sportsmen and sportswomen from all over Spain. A team of 10 people played futsal and ran in a special race that was organised to show solidarity for the objective of extending the lifetime of Santa María de Garoña NPP.
The futsal team of “Jóvenes Nucleares”