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French nuclear power in the face of global warming


DECRYPTION - The Court of Auditors demands that the climate risk be better taken into account for EDF power stations.

Barely voted in the National Assembly on Tuesday, the future law for nuclear power in France is the subject of an original criticism of the Court of Auditors.

The sages of Rue Cambon do not comment on the substance of the text, but on the assessment of the costs linked to climate change for present and future nuclear reactors, in particular the future EPR2.

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But climate change

was "not one of the determinants that presided over the initial design of current power plants"

, notes the Court of Auditors.

As a result, it was necessary, after the flooding of the Blayais site during the December 1999 storm, then after the lessons learned from the Fukushima accident in 2011, to make adaptations to the existing reactors and to install back-up systems to anticipate certain risks.

In connection with the recommendations of the ASN (Nuclear Safety Authority) on climate change, after the reports of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Group of Experts…

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Source: lefigaro

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