French nuclear operator EDF has delayed the planned return dates of four reactors — Flamanville 1, Penly 1, Belleville 1 and Tricastin 3 — by a combined 11 days deeper into January, it said Wednesday morning.
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The government confirmed the postponement to 2035 of the reduction of the share of nuclear power in the national electricity production. The project to build new EPRs remains, for the moment, in abeyance, while there is the question of replacing aging plants and the mode of electricity production that will succeed them. In this context, where is the French anti-nuclear movement? Basta! returns to the history of this struggle as singular as the history of the French atom, the fight of the origins against the atomic weapon to the current opposition – harshly repressed – against the burial of radioactive waste in Bure. The anti-nuclear movement poses a question not only of a technical, health and ecological nature, but also a deeply democratic one.
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