Paris, November 28, 2017 – This morning, at 6:20 am, some 20 activists from Greenpeace France have entered the Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant in Ardèche to warn about the extreme vulnerability of the swimming pools. spent fuel storage. Some climbed one of these buildings, attached to Reactor 4, while others left handprints on the building itself to demonstrate accessibility.
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French state-controlled utility EDF said several individuals were detained after breaking into the Cruas nuclear plant in southern France, adding that the incident had no impact on nuclear security. The utility said the individuals broke into the plant early this morning but did not reach the nuclear section. EDF did not say who was behind the incident but earlier on Tuesday Greenpeace had released a statement claiming responsibility, saying that around 20 of its members had broken into the Cruas site to protest against security risks posed by nuclear power.
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French nuclear output continues to rise reaching 48 GW Monday, up over 5 GW from last Monday, as EDF returned three more reactors over the weekend ahead of a cold spell set to lift demand above 80 GW for the first time this winter, data from the grid and plant operators show. The 1.3 GW Nogent-1, 0.9 GW St-Laurent-2 and 0.9 GW Cruas-1 were all restarted and are ramping up, according to EDF data. However, EDF’s 1.5 GW Chooz 2, 0.9 GW Chinon-3 and 0.9 GW Bugey-3 were delayed by a combined seven days, now all set for a provisional restart Wednesday 23:00 local time, EDF said in short notes on its transparency website. EDF has now returned the first five reactors in the regulator-requested review of documents relating to nuclear parts manufactured by the Le Creusot forge. The cumulative delays for the planned return of the first 12 reactors in this review — ignoring other operational maintenance issues — already amount to over 200 days so far, Platts calculations show.
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