The EPR nuclear reactor was to be the most powerful reactor in the world with its 1,650 MW. But the critical problem with the Taïshan EPR in China reveals that at this power, the ducts * do not hold and that the EPR system is probably inoperable. Never mind, presidential campaign requires! The commissioning of the Flamanville EPR is hypothetical but six other behemoths have already been promised and elected officials from Normandy to the Rhône-Alpes region via the Hauts de France are rushing to claim them.
CAN Ouest 11th Oct 2021 read more »
President Emmanuel Macron is expected to give the go-ahead for a cluster of nuclear reactors as Europe’s energy crisis spurs renewed French interest. Emmanuel Macron expected to announce ‘mini-reactors’.
FT 12th Oct 2021 read more »
Inflation in gas and electricity prices, global warming … Over the past five years, the atom has regained some credit with politicians and daring investors, especially China. But the financial and technological issues remain.
Le Monde 10th Oct 2021 read more »