Nuclear power plants: the shortcomings of the emergency device provided by EDF in the event of a disaster scenario. In French nuclear power plants, a safety device called “team in extreme situation” is set up. It is the consequence of the Fukushima disaster of 2011 and is supposed to respond to the worst scenarios and their lot of unforeseen. However, the system is far from unanimous: agents working in the central denounce flaws and inconsistencies. Major risks – such as fires or radioactive leaks – are, in particular, greatly underestimated. The nuclear safety authority is also calling for changes. Investigation.
Basta 27th Nov 2018 read more »
Journalist at “Parisien-Aujourd’hui en France”, Erwan Benezet has been covering news in the energy sector for the past ten years – and therefore in the nuclear sector. From the Fukushima accident to the virtual bankruptcy of Areva and the rise of renewable energies, the 2010s rocked the tricolor actors of the atom without the all-nuclear dogma question in France. Subcontracting , poor workmanship, fraud … Erwan Benezet gives the critical account of a system locked in a space-time, which is no longer that of the energy revolutions in progress in the world. Interest. The book, often conducted in the first person, has the merit of pointing out in broad terms and in detail all the risks of nuclear power in France. And the moment is right, on the eve of the publication by the government of the Multiannual Energy Program (EPP), which must fix for the next ten years – and even beyond – the roadmap of the La France.
Les Echos 26th Nov 2018 read more »