[Machine Translation] The construction of the new EPR nuclear reactor in Flamanville is not really going according to plan … The construction site is seven years behind schedule and the budget has tripled in ten years: in 2007, the EPR project site was commissioned in 2012 and a cost of 3.3 billion. Since the mishaps followed one another. The most significant: the discovery of anomalies on the cover and the bottom of the reactor vessel in 2015. The last: the presence of fragile welds on the secondary network revealed ten days ago. Meanwhile, the bill climbs. It now stands at 11 million euros. Opposed to this construction, the Committee for information and anti-nuclear fight (the Crilan) and the association Our affair to all have filed a new appeal to the Council of State, March 8, 2018. They believe that the ministerial decree, signed on March 23, 2017, which extended the building permit of April 10, 2007 by ten years (for a period of ten years) is not valid due to the absence of a new public inquiry.
Ouest France 8th March 2018 read more »