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Creusot: 5 EDF reactors still without ASN green light. Five nuclear reactors are still waiting for an operating license from the Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) as part of the investigation of the manufacturing records of the Creusot plant, while the other 53 have already received fire green, said Wednesday to Montel his spokesman. “We are still waiting for elements of answers from EDF,” she said to explain the delay of the investigation which was to end on December 31, 2018. The five reactors concerned are Cattenom 4 (1,300 MW ), Fessenheim 1 (880 MW), Flamanville 2 (1,330 MW), Golfech 1 (1,310 MW) and Tricastin 2 (915 MW). All five reactors will be shut down for maintenance in the coming weeks, as follows: Cattenom 4 (January 19th to April 11th), Fessenheim 1 (January 19th to March 20th), Flamanville 2 (January 10th to July 10), Golfech 1 (February 16 to March 23) and Tricastin 2 (January 26 to April 1). The reactors will not be able to restart without prior approval from ASN.

Montel 9th Jan 2019 read more »

Gravelines The nuclear power plant “can potentially accommodate two EPR” While EDF has just unveiled the balance sheet of the site for the year 2018, the Gravelines power station is preparing to live on other sites in 2019, including the work of a protective dyke around the site. As for the construction of an EPR, the state will give its decision only in 2021.

La Voix du Nord 9th Jan 2019 read more »

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Published: 11 January 2019