French utility EDF said its 1,300 megawatts (MW) Flamanville 1 nuclear reactor was disconnected from the power grid on 3rd Feb following in an unplanned outage due to a malfunction of a pump in the secondary circuit of the reactor. EDF said the reactor was disconnected safely in order to allow technical teams to carry out repair works on one of the two pumps supplying water to the secondary circuit. “Both pumps must be available for full power operation of the unit,” EDF said. The reactor in the north of France restarted production on Jan. 27 after a prolonged outage for its third 10-year overhaul since April 2018.
Reuters 4th Feb 2019 read more »
Will we end up with recycled nuclear waste in our everyday objects? The State will raise the issue of the recycling of low-level radioactive nuclear waste during a new public consultation in March.
France Info 3rd Feb 2019 read more »