Safety Issue Raised On New Areva Nuke By Three Countries

Lobsenz, George
November 2009
Energy Daily;11/4/2009, p1
The article discusses several safety issues raised by France, Finland and Great Britain in a joint regulatory position on Areva's design of its new European pressurized reactor (EPR). The safety concerns were attributed to the excessive interconnectivity between the reactor's instrumentation and control system and its safety system. The regulators were the British Health and Safety Executive, France's Autorité De Söreté Nucléaire (ASN), and STUK, the Finnish nuclear regulator.


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