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EDF shuts down nuclear reactors on safety concerns

Electricite de France SA’s 2021 earnings could take a slight hit from the
temporary closure of reactors at two nuclear plants on safety grounds, the
French energy company said late Wednesday.

Faults were detected on both
reactors during routine safety checks at EDF’s Civaux plant in France’s
southwestern Vienne department, EDF said. The faults related to pipes on
the safety injection system circuit, it said. The company and the country’s
nuclear safety agency, the ASN, have decided to replace the affected parts
on the two reactors, meaning their shutdown will be extended.

EDF has also
decided to shut down the two reactors at another nuclear plant at Chooz in
the northeastern Ardennes department to check them for similar issues,
since they use the same technology as those at Civaux. One will be shut
down Thursday and the other Saturday, EDF said.

 Market Watch 16th Dec 2021

December 18, 2021 - Posted by | France, safety

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