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Areva delivers Flamanville nuclear reactor vessel

Areva has delivered the reactor vessel to EDF’s new nuclear plant at Flamanville in France.

EDF delays Flamanville reactor for two years

Electricité de France (EDF) is delaying its new generation EPR reactor at Flamanville in western France by two years following two separate accidents to workers and additional safety reviews prompted by Japan’s Fukushima disaster.

Explosion reported at Flamanville nuclear power plant

An explosion has been reported at unit 1 turbine hall of Flamanville nuclear power plant in northwest France.

Flamanville reactor overshadowing prospects for Hinkley Point C

Continuing difficulties with EDF’s European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) technology at a flagship plant in northern France are leading to doubts about the viability of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant across the English Channel in the UK.

French nuclear giants play down Flamanville cost over run

Areva has responded to criticism of nuclear project over runs by insisting that the high cost at Flamanville is simply because it is the “first of a series” and future European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) costs will fall as the project develops.

Flamanville nuclear reactor fault a fresh blow for Hinkley Point C

The news that the Flamanville nuclear power plant is being subjected to an investigation as a result of a fault in its reactor pressure vessel represents another unwelcome development for the UK’s nuclear power project at Hinkley Point C.

French government orders Fessenheim closure

The French government has announced the closure of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant on the Franco-German border by official decree.

French nuclear probe could impact on Hinkley Point

The French regulator, Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) is planning a more thorough investigation into the Areva nuclear power company as concerns about part quality and documentation remain.

EDF chief admits Hinkley Point C to be delayed

Jean-Bernard Levy, EDF's chief executive, has confirmed that the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant has been delayed and will not start generating power in 2023 as planned.

WNA backs European Pressurised Reactor’s merits while deploring gas

The World Nuclear Association has responded to concerns being expressed in mainstream media about the reliability of EDF’s European Pressurised Reactors (EPR), while also questioning the merits of gas power if new nuclear goes unbuilt.

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