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EDF shuts down nuclear plant after strong earthquake in southern France 12 November 2019

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake centred in the southern Ardeche department on November 11 has caused French electricity utility EDF to shut down three reactors at its Cruas nuclear power station and run checks at the Tricastin nuclear plant and facility....

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French nuclear watchdog calls discovery of new weld defects at Flamanville “serious”. 13 April 2018

The President of the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), Pierre-Franck Chevet, told a Senate committee that new defects unearthed on April 10 at the Flamanville nuclear power station being built on the Normandy coast were “serious”. This follows the latest discovery of faulty welds in critical pipework at the plant....

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French nuclear regulator highlights safety problems at La Hague reprocessing plant 15 September 2017

An impromptu inspection last July by the French nuclear safety authority ASN of the Areva nuclear reprocessing plant at La Hague in Normandy found that in certain areas, both explosion protection and hydrogen monitoring did not comply with established safety standards. La Hague contains the largest amount of radioactive materials on one site in the whole of the EU....

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Areva suspends US EPR plans 17 March 2015

French nuclear reactor manufacturer Areva has asked the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to suspend work on the design certification of the US version of its EPR reactor until further notice. This has caused Areva subsidiary Unistar Nuclear Energy to request the suspension of the review of its construction and operation licence (COL) application for the Calvert Cliffs 3 plant in Maryland....

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Finnish utility says Olkiluoto 3 nuclear plant faces further delays 12 February 2013

Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said that, based on recent progress reports from the Areva-Siemens consortium constructing the plant, "it is preparing for the possibility that the start of the regular electricity production of Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant unit may be postponed until 2016." Last year it said that it would be delayed beyond 2014....

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Chinese-backed consortia reportedly interested in UK's nuclear new build programme 26 June 2012

Following the decision in March by German utilities RWE and E.on to withdraw from plans to build plants at Wylfa on Anglesey and at Oldbury in Gloucestershire, and put their Horizon, nuclear joint venture up for sale, well-placed observers say three consortia are interested in acquiring the joint venture....