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EDF sues French government over electricity sales

EDF sues French government over electricity sales

The state-controlled nuclear giant EDF has launched a legal claim against the French government for more than EUR8.0 billion (USD8.2 billion) in lost earnings resulting from the order to sell more nuclear electricity at below market-level prices this year.

Corporate 10 August 2022


ASN extends water-discharge rule changes as heatwave continues

ASN extends water-discharge rule changes as heatwave continues

The French nuclear regulator Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire has extended temporary modifications to the strict rules regulating the maximum temperature of cooling water released from five nuclear power plants as the country experiences an ongoing heatwave.

Regulation & Safety 08 August 2022


French regulator issues fresh notice for reactor pit measures at Bugey

French regulator issues fresh notice for reactor pit measures at Bugey

The Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire says it follows the discovery of damage to seals fitted at the nuclear power plant following the implementation in the past year of measures it ordered to limit the risks in the event of a serious accident.

Regulation & Safety 04 August 2022


Westinghouse, EDF to study use of accident-tolerant fuel

Westinghouse, EDF to study use of accident-tolerant fuel

Westinghouse Electric Company and France's EDF are to jointly explore the functionalities of Westinghouse's EnCore accident-tolerant fuel technology. Westinghouse will study the use of the fuel in an EDF reactor for potential deployment across the EDF nuclear fleet after 2030.

Uranium & Fuel 27 July 2022


Regulator approves EDF's plan for checking corrosion issues

Regulator approves EDF's plan for checking corrosion issues

France's nuclear safety regulator, the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, has said it considers EDF's strategy to rectify stress corrosion issues at its nuclear power plants as "appropriate" given the knowledge acquired on the phenomenon and the associated safety issues.

Regulation & Safety 27 July 2022


Heatwave forces temporary change to water-discharge rules in France

Heatwave forces temporary change to water-discharge rules in France

The French nuclear regulator Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire says that "to ensure the security of the electricity network" it will temporarily modify the strict rules regulating the maximum temperature of cooling water released from some nuclear power plants as the country is in the grips of a summer heatwave.

Regulation & Safety 19 July 2022


ITER fusion project preparing to outline revised timetable

ITER fusion project preparing to outline revised timetable

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project says that the impact of COVID-19 means that its current schedule, of first plasma in 2025 and the start of deuterium-tritium operation in 2035, will need to be delayed, with the new timetable to be finalised and announced after the appointment of a new director general.

New Nuclear 11 July 2022


France to nationalise EDF, search under way for new boss

France to nationalise EDF, search under way for new boss

The French prime minister says the state will increase its shareholding in EDF from 84% to 100%, while the search for a successor to Chairman and CEO Jean-Bernard Lévy is under way.

Corporate 07 July 2022


Orano contracted to reprocess Fugen used fuel

Orano contracted to reprocess Fugen used fuel

Orano has been awarded a contract by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency for the transport and treatment in France of 731 used fuel assemblies from the Fugen experimental Advanced Thermal Reactor in Japan. In 2018, Orano was contracted to conduct preparatory work for the transport operations.

Waste & Recycling 28 June 2022


G7 urged to back nuclear extensions to tackle climate, security issues

G7 urged to back nuclear extensions to tackle climate, security issues

The leaders of the Group of Seven large industrialised nations should incentivise the extension of the operating life of existing nuclear reactors and support the restart of others to help achieve the goal of achieving a low-carbon and secure energy supply, the nuclear industry has said.

Nuclear Policies 24 June 2022