French nuclear regulator ASN has completed a generic review to extend the lifespan of 32 reactors of the 900 MW fleet for 10 years beyond the initially planned 40 years, it said Feb. 25. EDF’s thirty-two 900 MW reactors are the oldest reactors in operation in France and were initially designed for 40 years of operation. ASN considers that the measures planned by EDF combined with those prescribed by ASN open the prospect of continued operation of these reactors for a further 10 years following their fourth periodic safety review,” it said. Continued operation required updating of design studies or equipment replacements, ASN said.
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