Nuclear Industry


  • French nuclear plant gets green light but watchdog says severe risks remain

    October 7, 2019

    The Bugey Nuclear Power Plant, 35 kilometers west of Lyon, “has improved preparedness for evacuation of personnel” in case of a radioactive lead, enhanced its “handling of hazardous chemical substances,” improved “maintenance activities,” according to the IAEA statement. But the main problem – the fact that the plant was built in 1979 and reaching the end of its life ...

  • Radioactivity levels abnormally high in France’s Loire river

    June 19, 2019

    French nuclear watchdogs warned on Tuesday that they had registered abnormally high radioactivity levels in part of the central River Loire downstream from five atomic reactors. The unusually high levels of tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen released from nuclear reactors, was found in January 2019 in the waters at Saumur, a city of about 27,000 ...

  • Map: These are the places in France with the highest levels of nuclear waste

    May 28, 2019

    Greenpeace has come up with a map showing exactly where levels of nuclear waste are highest in France. Find out if your area is affected. Sixty years of nuclear plants in France and 58 of them in total… but where does the waste end up? Well, now we can find out, thanks to NGO Greenpeace which has ...

  • Hackers obtain nuclear power plant plans in France

    November 2, 2018

    Thousands of sensitive documents pertaining to nuclear power plants, prisons and tram networks have been stolen from the servers of a French company in a cyberattack, German and French media have reported Friday. The data illegally accessed from the French company Ingerop back in June amounted to more than 65 gigabytes, according to reports by German ...