Areva: social conflict puts a stop to the La Hague plant. A strike has blocked production since early December on the site of treatment and recycling of spent fuel. A vote on the continuation of the movement must take place this Thursday. Since the beginning of December, the Areva nuclear site in La Hague (Manche) has not resumed production as planned at the end of its maintenance work. An “unlimited” strike has been voted by some of the station’s employees, who process and recycle spent fuel from nuclear power plants. According to management, less than 10% of the total workforce of the site (2,800 CDI) is on strike, but this is enough to block the chemical workshops, the heart of the factory process.
Les Echos 2nd Jan 2018 read more »
This Wednesday, January 3, Greenpeace France is appearing before the criminal court of Thionville: eight of its activists had entered the site of the Cattenom nuclear power plant on October 12, 2017 and had fired fireworks to warn about the vulnerability of nuclear sites.
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