The public consultation on the extension of the oldest French nuclear reactors has just ended in general indifference. The debate is confiscated by the technicality of the exchanges, the bureaucracy of the procedures and the lack of will to make room for the citizens. Sunday, March 31 closed a debate that did not take place: the public consultation on the improvement of nuclear reactors 900 megawatts (MW), the oldest, as part of the review they must undergo at their fortieth year of operation. The stakes are high: under what conditions can the oldest EDF power stations continue to produce electricity, even though they are reaching an age originally planned as a terminal?
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