A fire at the Belleville nuclear power plant reveals the disorganization of EDF. A fire broke out at the Belleville-sur-Loire (Cher) nuclear power plant in April 2020 during a routine maintenance operation carried out by subcontractors, which should not have been left unattended. An incident that was largely avoidable if EDF had followed basic safety rules. An inspection by the Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), after the incident, identified “many deviations”. Although the incident did not have an impact on the operation of the plant, it calls into question the safety culture of EDF, the world’s leading nuclear operator.
Le Journal de l’Energie 30th July 2020 read more »