A NUCLEAR reactor being built at Flamanville – about 25 miles from Jersey on the Normandy coast – is due to receive clearance following safety concerns. French nuclear regulator ASN has been investigating the reactor – the third to be built at the power plant – after weak spots were detected in its lid and base in 2015. The weaknesses were caused by an anomaly in carbon concentrations in its steel cover. Excess carbon can make steel fragile and more likely to fracture when exposed to movement or sudden changes in temperature. According to French newspaper Le Figaro, a preliminary report by ASN has concluded that the reactor meets safety requirements.
Jersey Evening Post 8th June 2017 read more »