French state-controlled utility EDF said on Monday that it was totally focused on the safety of its nuclear reactors, in response to a weekend newspaper article and yet-to-be-published book that is expected to reveal safety lapses. The company said most of the elements in the article were known already and have been flagged to France’s ASN nuclear watchdog and the public in general.
Reuters 5th Feb 2018 read more »
[Machine Translation] How will the French electricity mix be distributed? What will be the trade-offs between electricity from nuclear power and that from renewable energies? These are the crucial questions that the government will have to answer in its 2019-2023 Multiannual Energy Program, which is expected by the end of the year. The government has had to back down on the objective of reducing by 2025 the share of nuclear power in electricity production from 75% currently to 50%, yet part of the energy transition law of 2015. The horizon is still vague and between 2030 and 2035.
Le Dauphine 5th Feb 2018 read more »
[Machine translation] French nuclear park: “What we saw is catastrophic and very disturbing”. For Thierry Gadault, co-author of “Nucléaire Danger immédiate”, the authorities are silencing the reality of the state of the French nuclear fleet, most of whose reactors are about to exceed 40 years. The French nuclear system has developed a culture of lies and concealment for more than 50 years. Thierry Gadault points out the worrying state according to him of the power stations of Fessenheim, Bugey, Saint-Laurent-of-Waters, Gravelines and Blayais, but also more recent structures. “On the following generations, we see that there are problems in Civaux, Chouzé-sur-Loire and Flamanville”. For him, the Nuclear Safety Authority contributes to fuel opacity on the state of these structures. “It is part of the French nuclear system that has developed a culture of lying and concealment for more than 50 years, which has resulted in information about what has happened around Chernobyl and about serious nuclear accidents. which took place in Saint-Laurent-des Eaux We had serious nuclear accidents with the release of plutonium in the environment and in the Loire,
Europe1 5th Feb 2018 read more »
[Machine Translation] EDF ready to draw against the book of revelations on the state of the French nuclear fleet. The publication of the good sheets of the book “Nuclear, Danger Immediate”, in “The JDD” made react EDF , which affirms that the majority of the elements presented is known for a long time and was the object of transparent communication to the ASN and the public. As for the facts presented as new , they are false, says the energetic, which quotes in particular the elements concerning the condition of the tanks. Nuclear safety is the top priorityof the group, he insists recalling having spent 4 billion euros a year for several years as part of its major refit program. EDF reserves the right, after analyzing the book, to take legal action against the two authors of the book.
Boursier 5th Feb 2018 read more »
EDF reaffirms Monday that nuclear safety is its “top priority”, responding to an article published this weekend by the Journal du Dimanche reporting excerpts from a forthcoming book titled “Nuclear: immediate danger “.
Capital 5th Feb 2018 read more »
EDF threatens the prosecution of the authors of a book on nuclear safety
Les Echos 5th Feb 2018 read more »
[Machine Translation] Nuclear. “This industry is playing with fire” In Nuclear, immediate danger, Thierry Gadault and Hugues Demeude draw an alarming assessment of the state of French nuclear power plants.
Ouest France 6th Feb 2018 read more »