Greenpeace activists broke into Cattenom nuclear power station in France and set off fireworks. The group believes the stunt proves that nuclear facilities are easy to access.
Euro News 13th Oct 2017 read more »
[Machine Translation] Two days after a warning on the safety of French nuclear power plants, Greenpeace activists on Thursday defied EDF by entering the site of the plant in Cattenom (Moselle) to alert the risk around fuel pools use. EDF acknowledged an intrusion on the power station, but said that the activists were quickly stopped. “No access to the nuclear zone, no impact on the safety of the installations”, tweeted EDF Cattenom. “Greenpeace activists are back on the site of a nuclear power plant to denounce the risks that hang over these facilities,” the NGO said in a statement released after the intrusion.
Romandie 12th Oct 2017 read more »
Members of Greenpeace enter the site of a nuclear power plant in Lorraine. The NGO wanted to show the “vulnerability” of some buildings, while EDF assures that this action had no impact on the safety of the installations.
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The Nuclear Regulator has approved the virtually all of the provisional opinion of June on the Flamanville Pressure Vessel. It requires regular checks of the bottom of the tank and a replacement of the cover before the end of 2024. The associations denounce an unacceptable decision. It is the lastest episode of a soap opera launched at the end of 2014. On Wednesday, October 11th, the Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) validated definitively the pressure vessel of the EPR of Flamanville (Manche), despite its anomalies. A crucial step before the final green light and the reactor start-up. “The abnormality of the carbon composition of the bottom steel and of the tank cover of the EPR reactor at Flamanville is not such as to call into question the commissioning and the use of it” thus declared the regulator in a notice dated 10 October 2017.
Reporterre 12th Oct 2017 read more »
ASN issues its opinion on the anomaly in the composition of the steel used for the Flamanville EPR reactor pressure vessel lower head and closure head.
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