A recommendation from the Spanish nuclear safety regulator on the renewal of the Garoña plant's operating licence is expected to come late on 5 June. That is the deadline for the Nuclear Safety Council (Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear, CSN) to recommend whether Garoña would be safe to continue operating for another ten years, but the body has said it will still be conducting meetings to discuss the matter that morning. After the CSN makes its recommendation to the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade, the government will have until 5 July to either grant a new licence or effectively order the plant to close. Spanish governments have taken an anti-nuclear stance since the early 1980s and the continued use of the 40-year-old 446 MWe boiling water reactor is primarily a political decision. Operating licenses for Spain's seven other nuclear power reactors run into the 2020s and 2030s.