The investigation launched after the discovery of “anomalies” in the structure of the Flamanville nuclear plant in France have revealed inconsistencies in the production records of nuclear components manufactured at a factory in Le Creusot.
LEXPRESS) <a href="https://twitter.com/LEXPRESS/status/727376961769754624">May 3, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b></b> Areva, the French multinational group specialising in nuclear power and renewable energy, has said that falsification of the records cannot be "excluded." <b></b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr">EDF-Areva : des tests complémentaires à venir sur la cuve du réacteur EPR de Flamanville <a href="https://t.co/OjG29OxGUr">https://t.co/OjG29OxGUr</a> <a href="https://t.co/N8P1eaTnN4">pic.twitter.com/N8P1eaTnN4</a></p>— Le monde des Stars (StarsMonde) April 14, 2016
The European Pressurised Reactor is touted as the safest in the world, but delays in construction in France, Finland and China are turning the new-generation plants into a financial nightmare.
The ESR may now have to be scrapped as the fragility at the base of the lid is too dangerous to ignore.