Utility EDF must review all components of its nuclear reactors that were made by Areva’s foundry Creusot Forge by the end of 2018, French nuclear regulator ASN said in a statement on Wednesday. The ASN did not say that EDF would have to halt its reactors for the review, but the company would have to provide the required documentation for each reactor two months before it could restart the reactors following refueling. A spokeswoman for EDF told Reuters the company does not expect any impact on power generation and that the ASN’s timing had been integrated in its reactor maintenance schedule.
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ASN opens a public consultation on a draft decision governing the review of the manufacturing files of the Creusot Forge factory. ASN opens a public consultation on a draft decision governing the review of the manufacturing files of the Creusot Forge plant in Areva NP. This draft decision requires EDF to examine all of these equipment manufacturing files installed on its operating reactors originating from this plant. EDF must send the ASN the balance sheet of this review not later than two months before the restart of each of its reactors following a shutdown for renewal of the fuel. This review will extend until the end of 2018.
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