Le FIGARO. - What is your first memory of the EPR?
Lionel TACCOEN. - I had left my activities in the nuclear program at the choice of the EPR, to represent EDF in Brussels during a debate on the regulation of electricity. However, I was at the time very surprised that we give up the progressive improvement of the French reactors for a new project, combining the technical French and technical German reactor Konvoi. The result could only be a machine complex, more difficult to construct.
Why is it more difficult to build?
We choose to build a prototype, instead of taking a path much more secure: the one that the Chinese have taken to refine our reactors Gravelines and, ultimately, to a device more simple, the Hualong One, a rival of the EPR that EDF Energy is preparing to build at Bradwell in Great Britain.
France is therefore the wrong choice for industrial...
The choice of the EPR has been a policy choice in the ...Updated Date: 25 June 2019, 00:00