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China’s Taishan nuclear reactors would have the same safety defects as France’s Flamanville reactor

BFM TV 29th June 2017 [Machine Translation] The manufacturing defects encountered in France also
exist on the two reactors of Taishan, in the south-east of China. The
decision of the nuclear safety authority prompts China to emulate it.

Barely the problem of Flamanville settled, the looks turn to China. The CGN
industrialist built in Taishan, in the south-east of the country, two EPRs
with EDF. These two tanks were manufactured in France, in the factory of Le
Creusot, like those of Flamanville. And obviously have the same
manufacturing defects.

“The same parts are concerned and have been
manufactured with the same process, explained the ASN president,
Pierre-Franck Chevet, but it is the responsibility of the Chinese to
decide. For two years, they have been associated with all the tests and
works of the French authority. On Monday and Tuesday, the representatives
of the Chinese authority and the industrialist CGN were in Paris to follow
the conclusions on the Flamanville EPR. They will have to decide whether
they also impose changes to the lids of the Taishan EPRs. These two
reactors must start between the end of 2017 and the end of 2018.


July 1, 2017 - Posted by | China, safety

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