New delay for the Flamanville EPR reactor. According to the Nuclear Safety Authority, the delivery of fuel, which was due to take place this summer, is postponed but could still take place before the end of the year. Welding problems announced in April will have much “impact” on the date of commissioning of the nuclear reactor under construction, did know , Wednesday, July 4, EDF, which until then only spoke of a “potential” additional delay. “What we do know is that there will be an impact on the project schedule. On the other hand, it is much too early to characterize it ” , declared the director of the facilities of this building site Bertrand Michoud, during a local information commission gathering industrialists, Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), local elected representatives, unions and associations, in the Pious, next to Flamanville. “The order of magnitude is a few months,” he added.
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