French nuclear safety authority ASN said on Thursday it was in “intense” talks with utility EDF over welding deviations in reactor steam generators. “Tests are being carried out by EDF and information is being transmitted almost in real time,” ASN official Sylvie Cadet Mercier told reporters at a Paris conference. “We must not rush, we prefer to have serious, concrete elements from EDF in which we believe in rather than position ourselves [too quickly],” she added. The ASN official reiterated that the watchdog would to take a final position on the steam generator case later this month.
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