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The Flamanville EPR nuclear reactor – a nightmare site for EDF.

Le Monde 30th Aug 2019 The Flamanville EPR, a nightmare site for EDF.

The third-generation Normanreactor, scheduled to be launched in 2012, will not start until the end of 2022 due to faulty welds on the site. Launched in 2007, the third generation EPR reactor was initially to be connected to the electricity grid in 2012, and cost around 3.5 billion euros. In practice, it will not
start before the end of 2022, at the earliest, and the bill will rise to
more than 11 billion euros. An amount likely to be further revised upwards
depending on the work that remains to be done.

August 31, 2019 - Posted by | business and costs, France


  1. Is the expense worth it? Putting the euros to use in renewables seems a more cost effective use of money $

    Comment by Elaine | September 1, 2019 | Reply

  2. Thank you for sharing this article

    Comment by Kerrie Anne Christian | October 25, 2019 | Reply

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