Improvements are needed in the safety of France’s nuclear power plants, including their ability to withstand a possible terrorist attack or aircraft crash, a French government commission has concluded.
Nucnet 6th July 2018 read more »
[Machine Translation] EDF reacted Thursday to the parliamentary report on nuclear power justifying its massive use of subcontracting for the maintenance of equipment, seeing the pledge of a “quality maintenance”. The report of the commission of inquiry on safety and nuclear security published Thursday had regretted in particular a “massive recourse” to outsourcing in the sector. According to EDF, the rate of recourse to subcontracting (80%) for maintenance has not increased recently. “This is a ratio that has not changed for over 15 years now,” said Dominique Minière, director of the nuclear power and thermal of the electrician during a conference call.
Romandie 5th July 2018 read more »
French utility EDF has refuted the findings of a parliamentary commission into the safety and security of the country’s nuclear energy facilities. The commission’s report, published yesterday, contains “a number of factual errors” and “does not reveal any breach of the obligations incumbent on the operator”, EDF noted.
World Nuclear News 6th July 2018 read more »