Article Photos: Aging nuke plants add to Europe's economic woes 4/8

  ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2012 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - This Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009 file photo shows the Ignalina nuclear power plant in Visaginas, Lithuania, two weeks before the facility was decommissioned. Fuel remains in the reactor core three years after it was shut down due to delays in building a nearby temporary storage facility, raising safety concerns among European officials. The problems have prompted threats from the European Union to sever funding and raising concerns that the facility will be around for years, possibly decades, longer than planned. Europe is learning the hard way that itâs one thing to kill a nuclear power station; getting rid of the body is much harder. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)