PARIS (Reuters). The French Environment Minister Barbara Pompili asked EDF to conduct an audit of its nuclear power stations. These power stations provide approximately 70% of France’s electricity needs after some of its reactors were shut down.
EDF stated Wednesday that it discovered faults at a nuclear power plant and shut down another facility using the same type of reactors.
Pompili said that it had requested EDF to take additional measures to ensure France’s power supply.
(Reporting and Editing by Benoit Vand Overstraeten; Editing By GV de Clercq