EDF confirmed on Monday that seven nuclear reactors shut down for safety checks would be up and running again by the end of December and there would be no problem with power supplies this winter. The company said its reactors were safe and also confirmed revised 2016 targets for nuclear production of 378-385 terawatt hours, as well as for its core earnings. Grid operator RTE said in a report on Saturday that three of the seven reactors offline – Gravelines 2, Dampierre 3 and Tricastin 3 – would resume production from Dec. 20 and that four more would restart before Dec. 31. EDF confirmed the report. The seven reactors are among 12 that have been slated for inspections under orders from the nuclear regulator ASN. Another four of the 12 earmarked for checks – Fessenheim 1, Gravelines 4, Civaux 1 and Tricastin 2 – will go offline this month and resume production before Jan. 15, EDF officials said.
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