A first truck responsible for transporting enriched uranium to the EPR reactor in Flamanville (Manche) left Monday morning from the Framatome plant in Romans-sur-Isère (Drôme), according to anti-nuclear associations who denounce an EDF “maneuver” to “make it impossible to question” the project. Associations, including Greenpeace, France Nature Environnement and several anti-nuclear collectives, believe in a press release that “nothing guarantees” that the EPR “can work one day” and therefore consider that the fact of storing fuel there now is “an aberration”. They also consider that “the arrival of fuel in Flamanville also questions the security of the site” and stress that this first delivery opens “a ballet of trucks which will last several months”.
Reuters 26th Oct 2020 read more »
EDF has just obtained the authorization to transport new fuel to the Flamanville EPR nuclear reactor site. A first truck left at 8 am Monday, October 26 from Romans-sur-Isère, in Drôme, and arrived in the evening at Flamanville, in Manche. In the coming weeks, these nuclear road convoys will therefore multiply… As if the EPR were ready to start. Yet this is far, very far from being the case. Why such a rush, when the EPR is accumulating delays? EDF once again adopts the strategy of a fait accompli, despite common sense.
Greenpeace 26th Oct 2020 read more »