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Difficulties currently facing EDF and Areva, the French nuclear giants! “worrying in terms of safety”

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Heard by the Parliament this Wednesday, November 8, Pierre-Franck Chevet, president of ASN, said that “the economic and budgetary difficulties” of the French nuclear giants were “worrying in terms of safety”.

“The operating safety is at a globally satisfactory level,” said the president of the Nuclear Safety Authority, Pierre-Franck Chevet, to the members of the National Assembly’s Sustainable Development Commission, who were questioning him about the state of the French park.

“This does not mean that there are no anomalies that occur,” he said, noting that “three level 2 incidents have been recorded since the beginning of summer.”

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Pierre-Franck Chevet considers, however, that “the medium-term context is worrying”. He once again pointed out the economic and financial difficulties currently facing EDF and Areva, the French nuclear giants.

“I do not announce a risk in the short term, but in the long term it (this situation) does not bring positive things for the safety in the medium term. The situation is worrying and we must take care of it”.

Nuclear: “there are unprecedented safety issues and on the other side companies with economic difficulties” @decodeurseco pic.twitter.com/Z2VBsZsoh2
– BFM Business (@bfmbusiness) October 16, 2017

The industrial reorganizations and recapitalizations decided by the government are, according to the president of the nuclear gendarme, a response to this situation. “Now it has to come to an end and it’s paying off,” he says.

Source in French only- http://bfmbusiness.bfmtv.com/entreprise/les-difficultes-financieres-d-edf-et-areva-posent-un-probleme-de-surete-nucleaire-estime-l-asn-1298104.html

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November 12, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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