[Machine Translation] The Nuclear Safety Authority (NSA) on Tuesday asked EDF to extend to new components its checks related to anomalies in the manufacturing records of the Areva plant at Creusot. The audits requested from EDF on all 58 French nuclear reactors will have to be extended “on the spot (…) to molded (and not only forged) components and other important but non-nuclear components, manufactured at the Creusot sites and now installed on reactors in operation, “ASN said in an information note published Tuesday on its website. This decision is “not surprising for us”, commented Dominique Minière, EDF’s executive director in charge of nuclear and thermal power, at a meeting with the press. “We do not change our production ranges (nuclear power) for this year,” he added. So far, EDF has already verified and sent to the ASN twelve synthesis files on forged elements, each concerning a reactor. Last week, the electrician said that no safety problems had been detected, even though the files concerned 309 components and showed “471 anomaly records” (a piece of equipment that did not comply with a contractual requirement or regulation) and “130 non-conformity cards” (failure to comply with an internal manufacturer’s requirement).
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Review of manufacturing files for the components manufactured at the Creusot sites: ASN conditions the restart of EDF reactors at the delivery of a specific balance sheet.
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