Should we build new EPRs? In a context of delays and extra costs on the emblematic site of Flamanville, France wants to have the cards in hand within two years to decide the possible construction of new nuclear reactors, a decision which promises to be complex and controversial because it will engage the country for decades. The multiannual energy planning (EPP) project for the next ten years opens the door to the construction of new reactors: the government wants to have “by mid-2021” elements to make a decision. President Emmanuel Macron asked EDF in November last, “firm commitments on price, so they are more competitive.All must be ready in 2021 so that the choice that will be offered to the French can be a transparent choice and enlightened”.
Teller Report 20th June 2019 read more »
On June 18, 2019, the Association for the Control of Radioactivity in the West (Acro) released the results of a citizen measurement campaign of radioactivity in the Loire catchment area. The association draws public attention to the high level of one of the measurements of tritium made in the Loire (310 Bq / L) and the presence of tritium in the tap water taken regularly in Châtellerault.
IRSN 20th June 2019 read more »