New EPR nuclear reactors: the government could decide before the start of Flamanville. The government could decide to build new EPR nuclear reactors in France even before the end of the Flamanville plant (Manche), and therefore earlier than what it had envisaged until now, the minister said on Friday October 1st. Delegate for Industry, Agnès Pannier-Runacher.
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Brest. A study points to the prevalence of cancer among former workers at the Ile-Longue nuclear base. A sociologist from the University of Brest has just completed a study on the former pyrotechnicians of Ile-Longue. From 1972 to 1996, these state workers assembled the warheads of nuclear missiles “without any protection”. A quarter of them died early.
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With its reprocessing plant in La Hague, France has the highest radioactive discharges at sea in Europe. And these discharges are not decreasing, despite the commitments made in 1998, in Sintra, Portugal, by the Member States of the OSPAR Convention for the protection of the North-East Atlantic. But the results of the citizen surveillance of radioactivity in the environment carried out by ACRO for more than 25 years, show that the account is not there: the discharges from the Orano reprocessing plant in La Hague are visible. all along the Channel coast and, in the summer of 2021, they could still be detected as far as the Danish border. The association therefore urges France to respect its international commitments by significantly reducing its radioactive discharges at sea. It will, for its part, maintain its vigilance.
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