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Strikes disrupt power output at French nuclear plants

 Forrest Crellin, PARIS, Oct 14 (Reuters) – A strike over wages has cut nuclear production at two power stations operated by EDF (EDF.PA), a French FNME-CGT trade union representative said, while two other sites are preparing for a strike over the weekend.

Members of FNME-CGT have been staging rolling strikes at French nuclear power plants for several weeks over wages, heightening the risk of power supply shortages as the French utility struggles to get enough reactors back online for winter.

Supply from nuclear reactors at the Belleville and Gravelines sites was down by 1.1 gigawatts (GW), EDF data showed. “The production restriction is likely to continue until the end of the local strike,” the company said on its website.

Maintenance work has also been delayed again at three Cruas reactors, two Tricastin and Cattenom reactors, and a Bugey and Gravelines reactor, FNME-GGT said.

Maintenance delays have also been expanded from earlier to a Belleville reactor, the union representative said…………………….. more https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/strikes-disrupt-power-output-french-nuclear-plants-union-2022-10-14/

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October 14, 2022 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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