French energy minister Francois De Rugy has cast doubt on the construction of additional European pressurised reactor (EPR) nuclear reactors in France in an interview on French radio station Europe 1 on Sunday. The outlook for the French nuclear sector was “not guaranteed”, De Rugy said, referring in particular to the bankruptcy of nuclear manufacturer Areva, which was narrowly rescued by the French state. “There are problems with the EPR,” the minister said, adding that the technology was not proven to be technologically viable, safe or competitive. France needed to decide whether to build new reactors of this type between “2021 and 2023”, he said.
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Nuclear: only Fessenheim will close by the end of the five-year period. Three scenarios for a highly anticipated arbitration: the executive will announce next week between 0 and six new nuclear reactor closures by 2028, not to mention the two of Fessenheim who will be the only ones to stop during the five-year period, according to a document obtained by AFP on Tuesday.
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