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The Zwentendorf Nuclear Power Plant was once planned to be the first nuclear facility in Austria. Construction works began in 1972 and lasted 5 years, but from 1975 on, protests against the nuclear plant increased all over the country. In the national referendum held in 1978, 50’48% of the total vote went against putting the power plant into operation. Shortly afterwards, the Austrian National Assembly passed a law prohibiting further use of nuclear energy across the whole country. The failed project is estimated to have cost more than 1 billion EUR, and the nuclear plant has not been dismantled anymore because of the exorbitant cost it would entail. Strangely enough, the plant produces since 2012 100% sustainable energy due to a new photovoltaic facility. These pictures were taken in June 2017 during a free guided tour through the old nuclear facility.