In the United Kingdom, Rolls-Royce launches into nuclear “mini-power plants”

A nuclear reactor under construction at Hinkley Point C power station, near Bridgwater (southwest England), September 12, 2019. PETER NICHOLLS / REUTERS The EPR fiasco, that of Flamanville (Manche) in the lead, demonstrated it: new generation nuclear power plants are enormous, overpriced and plagued by repeated construction delays. To try to get around the problem, … Read more

With her proposal to host a mini-power plant, the president of Pays de la Loire is reviving local tensions around nuclear power

The Cordemais coal-fired power station, September 21, 2021. STEPHANE MAHE / REUTERS “That they finish their EPR in Flamanville before trying to do something else elsewhere. “ The sentence cuts short any discussion: no question for Nathan, a 37-year-old cook living in Cordemais – a town located 35 kilometers west of Nantes (Loire-Atlantique) – to … Read more

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