PARIS (Reuters), The French Environment Minister Barbara Pompili requested EDF to conduct an audit on Friday of its nuclear power stations. They provide about 70% of the country’s electricity needs.
EDF announced Wednesday that it found faults in a nuclear power station and shut down a second plant using the same type reactors.
Pompili said that it had requested EDF to take additional measures to ensure France’s power supply.
(Reporting by Benoit van Overstraeten; Editing GV De Clercq