Nuclear: Immediate danger. To be released on 7th Feb.
Flammarion (accessed) 5th Feb 2018 read more »
[Machine Translation] The French nuclear fleet in a sorry state? The alarmist investigation of two journalists. according to EDF, “10 tanks in exploitation have cracks which date from their manufacture”. A plant would be more to fear than the others, that of Tricastin. “Tricastin, with its reactor 1, is the worst central of the country. This reactor combines all the problems,” reads an extract of the book revealed by the JDD .
Le Point 4th Feb 2018 read more »
[Machine Translation] Nuclear. Microcracks threaten many reactors. Until now EDF only inspected the surface of the fuel tanks. And watched closely the few perpendicular cracks. A book-investigation, “Nuclear, immediate danger”, alert on other cracks, inside the steel, partly caused by the water contained in the tanks. This would be a real problem for EDF, which wants to extend the life of its plants.
Ouest France 4th Feb 2018 read more »
“Fukushima-type” accident is possible in France, according to the president of the Nuclear Safety Authority.
CNews Matin 4th Feb 2018 read more »
Drôme: an earthquake near the Tricastin plant could cause “a Fukushima-type accident” “With its reactor 1” , the Tricastin power plant is, for them, “the worst central of the country” : “This reactor combines all the problems: defects under coating, no margin at break, and exceeding the forecasts of embrittlement to forty years, ” they say. Thierry Gadault and Hugues Demeude rely in particular on statements by the president of the Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN):”In case of a strong earthquake we could go to a situation, with four simultaneous fusion reactors, which potentially looks like a Fukushima-type accident (Japan),” he told them.
France3 4th Feb 2018 read more »
[Machine Translation] Nuclear: “We must create a French dismantling industry right now”.
La Voix du Nord 2nd Feb 2018 read more »