Category Archives: EDF

Another warning sign: EDF’s CFO resigns over Hinkley Point costs

Expatica reported today: The chief financial officer of French energy giant EDF, Thomas Piquemal, has resigned over a disagreement about the feasibility of an ambitious project to build Britain’s first new nuclear power plant in decades, a source close to … Continue reading

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British nuclear reactor goes offline, and nobody asks why

  Half a dozen British news outlets carried a story this afternoon. This is from the Reuters UK version, but which outlet you read doesn’t make much difference, as I’ll explain below: Britain’s Dungeness B22 nuclear power reactor has gone … Continue reading

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Thunderstorm triggers false alarm at New York nuclear power plant. Which one? You can’t tell from the news coverage….

Ah, local news! The CBS affiliate in Syracuse reported this morning: An emergency notification siren went off Thursday morning at the nuclear power plants in Scriba, but there was no emergency, officials say. The siren was inadvertently tripped by a … Continue reading

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French nuclear reactor shuts down following two small fires; Subsequent investigation reveals on-going reactor coolant leak

The Wall Street Journal reported earier today: French state-controlled utility Electricit√© de France SA said late Thursday that a leak was detected at one of its nuclear reactors in northwestern France, after two small fires were extinguished at the site … Continue reading

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