Several antinuclear associations are calling for an investigation after finding, in January 2019, an abnormally high level of tritium in the waters of the Loire, at Saumur (Maine-et-Loire). They denounce, Tuesday, June 18, an “unusually high” radioactive contamination downstream of five nuclear power plants.
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Carbon dioxide emissions in France fell by 4.2% in 2018 compared with the previous year due to a drop in emissions from the transport sector, a mild winter, and abundant supply of French nuclear energy which curbed the use of thermal power. Emissions were estimated at 445 million tonnes of CO2, the French environment ministry said in a statement. It is the first drop in emissions after two consecutive years of increase. The downward trend was notably as a result of a reduction in the greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector for the first time since 2013, despite economic growth, the ministry said.
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