Thursday, March 31, 2011

France looks to stop the construction of new nuclear power Flamanville

Paris (EFE) .- The Nuclear Safety Authority in France (ASN) is studying the possibility of stopping the construction of the new EPR nuclear reactor by EDF power company in Flamanville, on the coast of Normandy (north). ASN sources confirmed today that this moratorium is part of the working hypotheses from the experience of what happened to the Japanese nuclear plant in Fukushima, in line with those reported by its president, André-Claude Lacoste .

In statements published by Les Echos, Lacoste said that if there is the question of stopping the plans for new developments of nuclear power plants in France, will be first with the works of Flamanville. In addition, he questioned the creation of a new reactor in Penly, also in Normandy, which was still awaiting a definitive timetable.

Flamanville reactor of a capacity of 1,600 megawatts, initially had a cost of 3,300 million euros and its construction was to last five years. However, recalculations of the State electricity company Electricite de France (EDF), the cost has risen to 5,000 million euros and its duration to seven years.

The ASN will carry out an audit of the 58 French nuclear reactors in operation (all operated by EDF) at the request of Prime Minister François Fillon, in addition to running at such facilities resistance tests agreed by the European Union. The audit will test the ability to deal with flood risk, earthquake, power loss, loss of cooling systems, as well as an accumulation of them.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, indeed, the release of radioactivity from the six defective reactors will take months to staunch, mainly by wasting people's lives in the effort to put a concrete sarcophagus around each.
    What radioactivity has escaped since the beginning and unti then (if they ever manage to seal it off tightly enough at all!!!) will stay with the Japanese and to a lesser extent the rest of the world measurably for THOUSANDS of years, causing birth defects and cancer.
    You may also be interested in how to treat radioactively contaminated drinking water:
    Maybe someone wants to help with Japanese and other languages?