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France Signals Intention to Slash Nuclear Generation by 2025

France, which currently gets more than 75% of its electricity generation from nuclear, may close as many as 17 reactors by 2025, according to Minister of Environment Nicolas Hulot. In…


France’s Nuclear Storm: Many Power Plants Down Due to Quality Concerns

[Note: This article first appeared online on November 1.] The discovery of widespread carbon segregation problems in critical nuclear plant components has crippled the French power industry—20 of the country’s 58…