French utility EDF warned of possible strikes at its three remaining coal-fired power plants with a combined capacity of 1.8 GW this winter, it said Wednesday in a note on EDF Transparency.
S&P 17th Oct 2018 read more »
“Bure for eternity”, the documentary of Sébastien and Aymeric Bonetti, released in 2014, is, for the first time, available for free viewing! For a year and a half, the two brothers repeated the trips back and forth to the Nuclear Resistance House, the epicenter of the fight against the most radioactive waste disposal center of French (or European) nuclear power plants. filming the hopes and difficulties of its residents as closely as possible. A year and a half, the time necessary to give this poetic summary of simple moments, this philosophy of all hours practiced the rolled up sleeves in a field Meusien and that Seb and Aymeric restitute with force and discretion while framing the celebration of the return to the ground. Beyond the resistance to an absurd and dangerous project, the film makes concrete through the alternative way of life of the Antinuclear one of the possible translations of the Civil Disobediment dear to Henry David Thoreau.
Le Nouveau Jour 18th Oct 2018 read more »
EDF and Orano censure an IRSN report on the management of nuclear waste. The IRSN has published its report on the nuclear fuel cycle in France. Alas, a large number of figures and entire pages have been blackened at the request of EDF and Orano. A secret that compromises the transparency necessary for the public debate on nuclear waste, which should begin in two or three months. Despite censorship, the report confirms that the pools of La Hague are close to saturation. How are the pools at the La Hague reprocessing plant, where the spent nuclear fuel is stored, filled up ? What is the amount of plutonium produced by this facility in 2016 ? How depleted uranium storage sites are saturated ? By what blockages is it justified that recycled uranium from reprocessing is not recycled ? So many questions … you will not find the answers in the report of the Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety ( IRSN ) dedicated to the file ” Impact cycle 2016 ” of EDF, unveiled Wednesday, October 24. More precisely, these elements are present in the document – pages 61, 62, 39 and 93 – but covered with thick black lines. According to the estimate of the Association for the Control of Radioactivity in the West (Acro), no less than 10 % of the text has been redacted, mainly figures and tables.
Reporterre 25th Oct 2018 read more »