[Machine Translation] EDF and the tragicomedy of Fessenheim, a real issue of political governance. EDF found the agreement most in line with its interests. The government saved the face only half, since the power plant will not be closed during the quinquennium Holland. The decree is accompanied by two conditions that push back the real closure by 2018, and perhaps beyond. The first is the actual start-up of the Flamanville EPR and the second the maintenance of EDF’s production capacity at the current level. Two constraints that carefully reiterate the decisions voted by the board of directors of the company on April 6th. The government has therefore only saved the face half, since the very legitimacy of the decree is questioned on all sides. It is not up to him to pronounce the closure, but to EDF to ask for it. And it will only do so six months before the start of Flamanville, at the earliest in 2018.
Le Monde 10th April 2017 read more »
[Machine Translation] At midday on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, a convoy carrying three wagons of used nuclear fuel to the La Hague processing plant encountered a problem arriving at the dedicated rail terminal in Valognes in the south Of Cherbourg, in the English Channel. At a slow pace, the two first wheels of the convoy left the track without causing the other wagons, according to Areva. The spent fuel came from the nuclear installation at Bugey, near Lyon. At the service of transport in Areva, it was intended “reassuring”, specifying that “no safety problem” was to report. The restoration operations were to be completed in the evening.
Ouest France 11th April 2017 read more »
[Machine Translation] The interminable dismantling of the Brennilis nuclear power plant. Stopped in 1985, the Breton nuclear power plant still hopes to be dismantled. The bill has been steadily increasing. A lesson for Fessenheim?
Le Point 11th April 2017 read more »