FT reports that Nuclear experts say EDF’s new generation reactor safe to start

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A group of experts at the French nuclear safety authority have cleared EDF’s Flamanville 3 nuclear reactor to start as planned next year – despite weak spots in its steel. The group’s non-binding recommendation will be used by the safety authority, the ASN, to formulate a final ruling on October. But the decision makes it likely the reactor will get the final green light. Completion of the next-generation reactor had been thrown into doubt after the discovery in 2015 of weak spots in the steel prompted an extensive safety review by the ASN. 

Read more at The Financial Times . 


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