In a discreetly published notice in March, the Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) – the technical office of the Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) – asks the public electrician to identify the origin of the vibrations affecting the circuit primary water from EPRs, already built or under construction. And to find a solution to this problem, so that it does not reproduce on its new model of reactor, called EPR 2. Passed under the radar, the news is yet another hard blow in a story with twists and turns. Indeed, EDF has to date no idea how to solve it. Consequently, we can already anticipate new years of additional delay in the development of a technology, supposedly easier to produce and therefore more competitive, on which the group led by Jean-Bernard Levy plays very heavily.
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