[Machine Translation] The tank of the EPR Flamanville, a soap opera that will leave traces. The Nuclear Constable said Wednesday that the reactor vessel was fit for service two years after the discovery of anomalies. But the confidence of the public is likely to be damaged. There is a well-established and salutary tradition in the nuclear sector: to draw from each significant event a “feedback experience”. The episode of the tank of the EPR of Flamanville will not escape this self-criticism. The first risk is “we are told” all that for that “,” an IRSN expert (the technical support of the Nuclear Safety Authority) recently feared. The biggest risk, however, is that of a loss of public confidence in a country which, with one nuclear reactor per million inhabitants and three-quarters of its nuclear electricity, cannot afford it.
Les Echoes 26th June 2017 read more »