French utility EDF may curb power generation at its 3,000 megawatt Chooz nuclear reactor in the north of France due to the low flow rate of the Meuse river which it uses to cool the two reactors at the plant. “Due to flow forecasts of Meuse river, production restrictions are likely to affect EDF’s nuclear generating fleet on Chooz production units starting Thursday August 8,” the company said. EDF’s use of water from rivers as coolant is regulated by law to protect plant and animal life. It is obliged to reduce output during hot weather when water temperatures rise, or when river levels are low.
Reuters 3rd Aug 2019 read more »