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Septembre 2017 / Reuters

EDF to close temporarily Tricastin nuclear plant over flooding risk

September 28, 2017 / 5:28 PM

Bate Felix, Sudip Kar-Gupta

PARIS (Reuters) - French utility EDF will temporarily shut down all four reactors at its Tricastin nuclear power plant after regulator ASN identified flaws in a canal dike bordering the plant.

ASN said in a statement that while the dikes are being strengthened, there was a risk of flooding which could lead to a major accident at the plant, which is located along the Rhone river in the heart of France’s Provence wine and (...)

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