September 11, 2019 / 8:39 AM / 5 days ago

French ASN puts EDF's Flamanville plant under increased surveillance

PARIS, Sept 11 (Reuters) - French nuclear regulator ASN said on Wednesday that it had put state-controlled utility EDF’s Flamanville 1 and 2 reactors under increased surveillance following a series of shortcomings in maintenance and contractor oversight.

In a strongly worded statement the ASN said that it had summoned the plant’s director and ordered him to submit an action plan to improve plant operation.

The ASN said there had been a high number of significant shortcomings in plant maintenance and in the oversight of contractors in the plant, as well insufficient quality of documentation.

Since 2017, EDF’s Belleville nuclear plant on the Loire river has also been under increased surveillance. (Reporting by Geert De Clercq, Editing by Sarah White)

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