Ailing nuclear power plant: experts doubt EDF’s timetable

The French government is pushing the state-owned utility EDF to restart nuclear reactors in the winter. A realistic goal? Between repair work, inspections, and safety checks, there is a lot of uncertainty about whether the schedule can be met. In recent months, France had to buy massive amounts of additional electricity from other countries, including Germany. “I’m really counting on EDF to ensure its restart program in the coming winter… so that we don’t have to restart a coal-fired power plant,” Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne warned.

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