An EDF employee contaminated in the Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant. The Nuclear Safety Authority classified the incident at level 2 (out of 7) on the INES severity scale. This type of incident is quite rare, only a few cases occur each year.
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The Chinon nuclear site (Center – Val de Loire) declared in August 2021 to have exceeded the annual authorized limit for coolant leaks. 100 kilos in 1 year is the quantity of refrigerants that each EDF nuclear power plant has the right to allow to evaporate in nature. Because at normal pressure, these liquids turn into powerful greenhouse gases. This is equivalent to several thousand kilos of CO2 released into the atmosphere each year by EDF nuclear facilities, which have very high cooling needs. The manufacturer does not brag about it, but this limit is regularly exceeded.
Sortir du nucleaire 31st Aug 2021 read more »