Massive leaks at the Fessenheim nuclear power plant: EDF definitively condemned in the Court of Cassation! At the start of 2015, the Fessenheim plant had concealed the extent of a 100 m3 leak of water on reactor 1, which had damaged equipment and imposed an emergency stop. To revive it as quickly as possible, EDF was content with repairs carried out in a hurry which had led to a new leak. Following the complaint filed by the “Sortir du nuclear“ network, Alsace Nature, the CSFR, Stop Fessenheim and Stop Transports-Halte au Nucléaire, the Guebwiller police court sanctioned EDF on March 8, 2017. It then lost on appeal on November 21, 2018. This December 17, 2019, a few months before the scheduled shutdown of the first reactor, the Court of Cassation definitively confirmed the conviction of EDF in this case. The associations welcome this decision, but remain mobilized regarding the state of the site.
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The spent fuel pools should reach saturation by 2030, leading to a forced shutdown of part of the nuclear fleet if no solution is implemented by then. But the “impact cycle 2016” report by EDF and Orano on the subject is secret. The expertise made by IRSN is only partially public: 10% of the report has been blacked out at the request of the operators. There are almost no figures.
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New dates have been announced for the resumption of electricity production at the Flamanville nuclear power plant. Arrested since September 18, 2019, due to repairs to be carried out on the supports of its emergency diesel engines, the production unit No. 1 of the Flamanville nuclear power plant was again to produce electricity from December 31 2019, according to a provisional calendar communicated in November. “The timetable for reconnecting the two production units at the Flamanville power station to the national electricity network has just been refined,” EDF said on Wednesday December 18 in a new press release.
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