Additional measures requested from EDF to push the reactors beyond 40 years. The Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) has indicated that it could ask EDF “significant additional provisions” to allow the life of its reactors 900 megawatts (MW) safely beyond 40 years. The nuclear gendarme must decide on the continuation beyond 40 years of the operation of 34 nuclear reactors of 900 MW of EDF (out of a total of 58), with the exception of the two of Fessenheim which must close. For this, the electrician has detailed in a note to ASN the controls and modifications that he intends to implement on these reactors. ” I believe that the work undertaken and the planned provisions will lead to significant improvements in the safety of the facilities and contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the review “, replies ASN President Pierre-Frank Chevet in a letter to EDF. The electrician claims to have answered “most requests”.
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