The Nuclear Safety Authority pointed to irregularities “similar to falsifications” at Le Creusot. The case could threaten EDF’s takeover of Areva’s reactors business. Last spring, when Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron came to tell Areva employees in Creusot (Saône-et-Loire) his confidence in the nuclear sector, despite the difficulties, they had hastily moved A meeting room in which 400 production files, suspected of containing “anomalies”, had begun to be examined. Six months later, a crane seizes a modular building under fine rain, raises it and carefully puts it on a square of prefabricated. At the bottom of the town of Le Creusot, in one of the historic cradles of the French metallurgy, Areva installs several hundred square meters of offices to reread this page page 6,000 records of nuclear parts forged here for sixty years – 2,4 Millions of pages will be digitized for the occasion. At the end of the summer, when Areva had to face the fact that the 400 suspicious files marked with two red bars – “barred files” – were not the only ones containing “irregularities”; Had no choice but to commit to putting everything back on the table. Fifty people are on the job and as many must be recruited, for a job that will take at least eighteen months.
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