France’s nuclear regulator will keep a close eye on workers’ safety at nuclear power plants run by utility EDF when they resume activities suspended during the coronavirus outbreak, the watchdog said on Tuesday. EDF operates 57 nuclear reactors in France which account for about 70% of the country’s electricity needs. During the coronavirus crisis, it has kept only essential staff working at its plants and suspended maintenance work at some reactors. France is due to start easing its coronavirus lockdown on May 11, and EDF is preparing to relaunch the backlog of maintenance work.
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