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French environment minister requests EDF to inspect nuclear availability
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French environment minister requests EDF to inspect nuclear availability

Steam rises from the cooling tower at the Electricite de France nuclear power station in Civaux (France), October 8, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/File Photo

PARIS, December 17 (Reuters) – The French Environment Minister Barbara Pompili asked EDF (EDF.PA), the power giant, to conduct an audit of the availability of its nuclear power plants. These stations provide approximately 70% of the country’s electricity needs after some of its reactors were shut down.

EDF announced Wednesday that it discovered faults in a nuclear power plant and shut down another one using the same type of reactors. Continue reading

Pompili stated that it had also asked EDF to take steps to strengthen France’s power supply security.

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Reporting by Benoit Vand Overstraeten; Editing GV de Clercq

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