On July 20, 2018 and following the “Sortir du nuclear” network and Greenpeace France, CRILAN filed a complaint with the Cherbourg Public Prosecutor concerning defective welds, particularly those relating to crossings of the containment. This December 16, 2019, following ASN inspections and in connection with the complaint by Réseau “Sortir du nuclear” and Greenpeace France, CRILAN files a complaint with the Public Prosecutor of Paris for serious breaches relating to the qualification of some equipment installed on the EPR. These are materials participating in the safety demonstration: mechanical (pumps, valves) or electrical (relays, circuit breakers, etc.). This qualiﬁcation is based in particular on studies and tests. It must be the subject of documentation and traceability of reservations and “open” points, which has not always been the case. As EDF is subject to regulations on basic nuclear installations, violations committed may be penalized.
Crilan 16th Dec 2019 read more »
Despite the problems of the EPR, EDF continues to bet on nuclear. After the setbacks of the Flamanville EPR, EDF presented ways to improve the French nuclear industry. And thus convince the government to quickly launch the construction of new plants.
Challenges 13th Dec 2019 read more »