Framatome has ramped up production of replacement component parts at its manufacturing plant located at Le Creusot, France. On 28 October, forging operations began on the first shell that will be used for the fabrication of replacement steam generators for the French nuclear fleet.
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The NGO Greenpeace announced this Wednesday, November 18, that it had filed an appeal against the Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) with the Council of State in order to obtain an environmental assessment of the extension of the life of French power plants. “No environmental assessment is planned within the framework of the ten-yearly inspections currently underway to extend the operation of nuclear reactors by 10 years, reaching 40 years”, regrets Greenpeace . The non-governmental organization (NGO) therefore announced on Wednesday that it had lodged an appeal with the Council of State in order to obtain such an assessment. “The scale and costs of the power plant extension work justify an environmental assessment, as the Court of Justice of the European Union for Belgium has recalled”, argues the environmental protection NGO , opposed to nuclear energy. “France is in a situation of illegality”, she supports in her press release.
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