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Agreements abound at France-China summit


27 March 2014

F_Hollande_Xi_Jinping_(Presidence_de_la_Rep)_48China and France have celebrated 50 years of diplomatic relations with the agreements to continue the two countries' long-term strategic nuclear energy partnership.

Areva plans commercial lead-212 plant

Regulation and Safety

18 February 2014

Areva has announced the selection of Caen in northwest France as the location for its planned industrial-scale lead-212 production facility. Clinical trials for using the radioisotope for cancer treatment are underway.

Nuclear lauded at Franco-British summit

Nuclear Policies

31 January 2014

UK-France summit (Prime Minister's Office)_48The governments of the UK and France will work together to show that the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant does not violate European rules for state aid, according to a joint communiqué reiterating their shared commitment to nuclear power

EDF's emergency response force in place

Regulation and Safety

12 March 2014

FARN exercise at St Alban 48All four of EDF's regional nuclear emergency bases are now in full operation. Proposed following the Fukushima accident, these will be capable of rapidly responding to a serious accident at any French nuclear power plant.

UK AGRs record highest output in eight years


14 February 2014

Generation from EDF's French fleet remained stable in 2013, while its UK units achieved their highest output in eight years. The company looks forward to longer generation from its AGR units in the UK.

Vessel installed at French EPR

New Nuclear

27 January 2014

Flamanville RPV installation 48Construction of France's first EPR unit at the Flamanville nuclear power plant passed another major milestone last week with the reactor pressure vessel being lowered into place.