Should France extend the life of its oldest nuclear reactors? It is the will of the government and EDF, which postponed to 2035 the drop in the share of atoms in electricity production. The Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) launched a consultation in December 2020 to regulate this possible extension of the reactors . For Bernard Laponche, nuclear physicist, former member of the Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission and co-founder of the association of scientists Global Chance, EDF does not have the capacity to ensure these improvements necessary for safety on time. He calls for the early closure of some reactors in order to continue to ensure the proper functioning of others.
Le Monde 22nd Jan 2021 read more »
While EDF praised the merits of the nuclear rapid action force (FARN) in Paluel to the media, a school of fish came to taunt the operator of the Normandy nuclear power plant by gathering in the water intakes. reactors, affecting their cooling capacity. An incident that EDF carefully concealed from the journalists present.
Le Journal de l’energie 26th Jan 2021 read more »