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Coronavirus / France’s Regulator Says ‘Numerous’ Nuclear Installations Have Been Closed

By David Dalton
26 March 2020

France’s Regulator Says ‘Numerous’ Nuclear Installations Have Been Closed
The Bugey nuclear power station in France. ASN says some inspections will continue remotely.
France’s nuclear regulator said on Thursday that numerous nuclear installations whose operation is not essential have been shut down because of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

ASN said the facilities includes those operated in particular by nuclear research organisation CEA, state-controlled nuclear company Orano and Andra, the company managing France’s Cigéo deep geologic repository project.

ASN said Orano has maintained activities related to the operation of EDF's nuclear fleet, including the disposal of spent fuel, reprocessing, and the supply of new fuel.

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