Is the fact that this scandal jeopardizes the country’s industrial credibility sufficient reason to take the risk of launching the operation of a failing reactor presenting even a small risk to the populations? It is in fact the meaning of the consultation that is proposed, because otherwise it might appear absurd. The vast majority of the population of the country whose opinion is sought is certainly not technically competent to make a decision on the validity or dangerousness of the reactor vessel of the Flamanville EPR. Because no more in Flamanville than in Fukushima or Chernobyl, in the state of knowledge, no expert is able to evaluate the perimeter disaster before the incident takes place.
Agora Vox 18th Aug 2017 read more »
An unusual process: the French nuclear regulator is asking the population about their gut feeling on a topic where technical expertise is required at the highest level: the commissioning of the highly controversial reactor pressure vessel in Flamanville (Normandy), also among experts.Among the many respondents, a whistleblower, the former president and chairman of one of the steel and metal processing companies at the Burgundy heavy industry site Le Creusot, speaks out.His insider insights from the times when today’s Areva companies are running under the aegis of the financial speculator Michel-Yves Bollorée are a terrifying description of the catastrophic conditions, the results of which are being made public in the current Areva scandal. It is about inferior production committee in key components for nuclear high-risk technology, sloppies, fraudulent document falsifications, cover-ups and the greed-driven plunder of the French national economy.
Mediapart 19th Aug 2017 read more »