The head of French nuclear safety watchdog ASN said on Tuesday that his agency would need another year or two to examine thousands more pages in its investigation of reporting irregularities at Areva’s Creusot foundry. French state-owned nuclear group Areva, said in May that some manufacturing and quality control reports from its Creusot Forge unit, which supplies the nuclear market with large forgings and castings, may have been falsified. The revelation has sparked a wide-ranging investigation into thousands of manufacturing documents for components used in the French nuclear sector dating back to 1965. “We will likely find more anomalies and irregularities,” Pierre-Franck Chevets told a parliamentary hearing.
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