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EDF announces further cost increase and new delay to Flamanville 3 project 25 January 2022

EDF announced on January 11 that its long-delayed Flamanville 3 reactor project will be delayed by up to six months and will cost an extra €300 million euros (£251m) than previously estimated. The expected total cost of the project has increased from €12.4 billion (£10.3b) to €12.7 billion (£10.6b), four times the original estimate....

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EDF finds faults at two French nuclear power stations 17 December 2021

French energy giant EDF has announced it is extending the closure of its Civaux nuclear power plant in the western region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine after detecting cracks on the pipes of a reactor. EDF has also closed its Chooz plant in eastern France which uses the same technology as Civaux....

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EDF shuts down France’s oldest nuclear reactor 30 June 2020

EDF has announced that the second reactor at Fessenheim nuclear power plant in France was shut down on June 29. The plant's first reactor was closed at the end of February. The decision to close France’s oldest nuclear plant has been praised by environmentalists, but there are concerns that the closure will have a negative impact on the local economy....

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EDF given notice to protect French nuclear plant from risk of external explosion 12 June 2020

France's nuclear safety authority (ASN) served a formal notice to EDF on June 4 relating to the Gravelines nuclear power plant. ASN has told EDF that work is required on five of Gravelines’ six reactors so that they are protected against the risk of an external explosion at the nearby Dunkirk LNG terminal....

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France may close next two nuclear reactors earlier than expected 23 January 2020

A French government consultation document has shown that France could shut its next two nuclear reactors in 2025-2026, much sooner than the expected 2027-2028 closure date. Reuters reports that the document said if market conditions relating to electricity prices and the evolution of European electricity are met, then the next closures would be brought forward....

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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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Environment minister says France could scrap nuclear and pursue 100% renewable power strategy 22 October 2019

French Environment Minister Elisabeth Borne said on October 21 that the country had yet to decide whether to build any new nuclear reactors and could yet pursue a long-term strategy of 100% renewable energy....

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France's EDF now says new-generation Flamanville reactor will cost four times original estimate 09 October 2019

French state-controlled utility EDF raised by 1.5 billion euros ($1.6 billion) the costs estimated for the long-delayed Flamanville nuclear plant it is building in northern France....

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EDF forced to cut generation at nuclear power plants due to heat and low river levels 23 July 2019

The heatwave across France this week will exacerbate drought conditions that have led to water restrictions in 73 departments - and the continued arid spell is affecting electricity production....

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French regulator to maintain enhanced monitoring of EDF Belleville nuclear power plant 17 April 2019

France’s ASN nuclear regulator said on April 17 it was maintaining its close supervision of state electricity utility EDF’s 2,600 MW Belleville nuclear power plant, despite some improvements in safety at the plant. ASN placed the plant under enhanced supervision in September 2017 after detecting a deterioration in safety levels since 2016....