Nuclear : Tricastin, Flamanville, same fight

By a curious coincidence, Tricastin (Vaucluse) began its work of extension when Flamanville (Manche) is down. On one side, a central commissioning at the end of

Nuclear : Tricastin, Flamanville, same fight

By a curious coincidence, Tricastin (Vaucluse) began its work of extension when Flamanville (Manche) is down. On one side, a central commissioning at the end of the 1970s, is preparing to run for at least ten years more ; on the other, the reactor of the future, in which the government has given the green light in 2004 - fifteen years ago - is experiencing the worst difficulties to get out of earth. To believe that EDF, for supply of electricity to the French, has no other choice than to push as far as possible the limits of its industrial tool. At the electrician, it is not a question of opposing the modernization of the first power with the project of construction of new. On the contrary, the two sites of Tricastin and Flamanville are presented as closely complementary: EDF wants to take the whole of the current park up to 50 years, and then some of the reactors up to 60 years, when a fleet of EPR may begin to take on the ...

Updated Date: 29 July 2019, 00:00

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