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French nuclear monitoring group wants to prevent approval of EPR nuclear reactor vessel at Flamanville

L’Usine Nouvelle 25th Sept 2017, [Machine Translation] The nuclear watchdog announced Monday that it has
filed an application for interim measures to prohibit the French Nuclear
Safety Authority (ASN) from validating the EPR reactor vessel under
construction in Flamanville.

A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday 10 October
at the Paris tribunal de grande instance, the anti-nuclear association said
in a statement.

“This is probably the last chance to avoid an irresponsible
commissioning of the EPR with its defective tank and the prospect of a
catastrophe affecting the whole of Europe,” according to the Observatory
which calls for the appointment of an independent expert.

At the end of June, the ASN gave a green light to the commissioning of the EPR tank in
Flamanville – before a definitive opinion was expected in October – but
warned that the lid of this equipment could not be used at beyond 2024.


September 30, 2017 - Posted by | France, safety

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