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Nuclear: could 4th generation reactors provide electricity "for 2000 years" just with uranium stored in France?


THE VERIFICATION – This is what a nuclear physics engineer working for the French nuclear reactor builder Framatome asserts in an interview widely relayed on social networks.

How to produce clean electricity and at the same time ensure French energy sovereignty?

In the midst of the energy crisis, and after a summer marked by exceptional heat which once again underlined the urgency of the fight against global warming, this dual problem is more crucial than ever.

In an interview filmed by the

Le Média pour tous

website and which has gone viral on social networks


an engineer from the reactor manufacturer Framatome affirms that a fleet of fourth-generation reactors could make it possible to satisfy all of France's current energy consumption "

during 2000 years

”, just by reusing the uranium currently stored in France.

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The country would thus be completely energy independent by producing totally carbon-free energy.

The engineer indeed specifies that the stock of uranium currently in French warehouses could make it possible to meet all the current energy demand of the country, including…

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Source: lefigaro

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