[Machine Translation] The manufacturing defects encountered in France also exist on the two reactors of Taishan, in the south-east of China. The decision of the nuclear safety authority prompts China to emulate it. Barely the problem of Flamanville settled, the looks turn to China. The CGN industrialist built in Taishan, in the south-east of the country, two EPRs with EDF. These two tanks were manufactured in France, in the factory of Le Creusot, like those of Flamanville. And obviously have the same manufacturing defects. “The same parts are concerned and have been manufactured with the same process, explained the ASN president, Pierre-Franck Chevet, but it is the responsibility of the Chinese to decide. For two years, they have been associated with all the tests and works of the French authority. On Monday and Tuesday, the representatives of the Chinese authority and the industrialist CGN were in Paris to follow the conclusions on the Flamanville EPR. They will have to decide whether they also impose changes to the lids of the Taishan EPRs. These two reactors must start between the end of 2017 and the end of 2018.

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Published: 30 June 2017