[Machine Transl;ation] The Belleville-sur-Loire power plant in the Cher region was placed under surveillance on Wednesday. The Nuclear Safety Authority wants to control EDF more. Month after month, EDF accumulates problems on its nuclear power plants. Last episode: the decision of the Nuclear Safety Authority to place the site of Belleveille-sur-Loire in Cher on Wednesday under strong surveillance. According to the ASN, the use of degraded materials that do not guarantee their proper functioning and a lack of monitoring of the plant.
Europe 1 14th Sept 2017 read more »
French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) on Wednesday said it has strengthened security in Belleville-sur-Loire nuclear power plant in Cher, central France, for poor safety systems. ASN argued, in a statement, that its decision is due to “the deterioration in the level of safety it has observed since 2016 in this site and the absence of any notable improvements on the part of EDF to date.” The French nuclear authority added it reported in 2016 a significant increase in the number of events related to reactor monitoring and, in particular, “a degradation in the quality of the responses provided to it, as well as insufficient operator’s reaction.” An inspection conducted last April showed deficiencies in implementation by the operator “for the supervision and maintenance of its facilities,” according to the statement.
Xinhuanet 13th Sept 2017 read more »