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Switzerland Rejects Plan to Speed Retirement of Nuclear Plants

Swiss voters on Sunday rejected an effort to hasten the process of phasing out the country's nuclear power plants. If the "yes" votes had prevailed in the referendum, Switzerland would have moved to close three of the country's five reactors next year and the remaining two by 2029. Following the 2011 incident in Fukushima, Switzerland, like other countries, pledged to decommission the ageing reactors, which currently generate 40 percent of Switzerland's...

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