EDF suggests China should halt nuclear reactor after problems

edf suggests china should halt nuclear reactor after problems

Sumary of EDF suggests China should halt nuclear reactor after problems:

  • Business French power group EDF said on Thursday that it would halt the Taishan nuclear reactor it operates with a Chinese partner if similar problems around fuel rod seals were to occur in France, suggesting the plant should hit pause.
  • FILE PHOTO: The company logo for Electricite de France (EDF) is seen in Paris, France, March 2, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo 2 related media assets (image or videos) available.
  • 23 Jul 2021 02:10AM Share this content Bookmark PARIS: French power group EDF said on Thursday that it would halt the Taishan nuclear reactor it operates with a Chinese partner if similar problems around fuel rod seals were to occur in France, suggesting the plant should hit pause.
  • The state-controlled French group stopped short of directly calling on China to stop operations, and said the venture it runs with China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN), the majority shareholder in the plant, should decide.
  • “EDF’s operating procedures for the French nuclear fleet would lead EDF, in France, to shut down the reactor in order to accurately assess the situation in progress and stop its development,” the French company said.

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