Areva, the French multinational group specialising in nuclear power and renewable energy, has said that falsification of the records cannot be \u0022excluded.\u0022

EDF-Areva : des tests compl\u00e9mentaires \u00e0 venir sur la cuve du r\u00e9acteur EPR de Flamanville https://t.co/OjG29OxGUrpic.twitter.com/N8P1eaTnN4

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Probe indicates falsified documents in Flamanville nuclear plant construction

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.


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.