On July 26, 2019, EDF announced that the commissioning of the Flamanville EPR nuclear reactor, whose construction began in 2002, will not be able to take place until 2022. The fault with eight welds, located in places very difficult to access, with significant anomalies. The Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) considers that EDF has no choice to sell them, while the French group hesitated. At the beginning of the same month, Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy, had commissioned an “independent audit” on this site. Back about fifteen years cursed for a project that was to be the commercial showcase of French nuclear.
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