PARIS, Sept 17 France will offer free iodine tablets to around 2.2 million people living close to nuclear plants to help protect them from radiation in case of an accident.
* Cost overruns, delays have plagued building of big reactors
PARIS, Sept 17 EDF unions have called a strike for Sept. 19 to protest against plans to restructure the heavily indebted state-controlled utility, piling pressure on the group to delay talks around the project by sapping power generation.
* Some 70% of Nigerian firms say they use generators - World Bank
* Remedy sales to cause small hit to earnings - E.ON (Recasts, adds E.ON CEO comments on Npower)
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