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Flamanville-3 / EDF To Repair Faulty Piping Welds Before Commissioning, Says Regulator

By Kamen Kraev
20 June 2019

EDF To Repair Faulty Piping Welds Before Commissioning, Says Regulator
The Flamanville-3 EPR in France. Photo courtesy EDF Médiathèque/Alexis Morin/Antoine Soubigou
France’s state-controlled nuclear operator EDF will have to repair eight faulty pipe welds in the secondary main cooling loops before the start of commercial operation of its Flamanville-3 EPR unit in northern France, according to recommendations made yesterday by the French nuclear regulator ASN.

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