- Cracked lids. // New Scientist;4/4/92, Vol. 134 Issue 1815, p11
Discusses the repair costs of replacing six lids at France's electricity company's (FDF) oldest pressurized water reactors. Cost will be some 70 million pounds; Most expensive repair in history of French nuclear power industry; Cracks along welds of lids over cores of six reactors at Bugey and...
- Partners threaten to withdraw from Superphenix. // Modern Power Systems;Dec94, Vol. 14 Issue 12, p7
Reports that German, Dutch and Belgian companies involved in the Superphenix fast reactor program in France are considering withdrawal because the French Government has decided to limit the project's scope to research.
- Superphenix allowed 60 per cent capacity. // Modern Power Systems;Mar96, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p3
Reports that Superphenix nuclear power plant in France, has been given the go-ahead by country's nuclear safety agency to operate at 60 percent of its 1240 MW capacity. Background information on the plant.
- Reactor revival. // New Scientist;10/9/93, Vol. 140 Issue 1894, p12
Reports on a recommendation by a French special commission to reopen Superphenix, France's ill-fated fast breeder reactor. Decision to shut down the reactor in July 1990 due to fears over its safety; Money spent for the reactor a waste, according to the commission; Amount spent for Superphenix;...
- Nuclear near misses. // New Scientist;6/15/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1773, p19
Details the closing for a factory run by Franco-Belgian nuclear fuel company at Pierrelatte in southern France following the discovery that two serious incidents had gone unreported. Descriptions of the incidents.
- Fast breeder lands in the slow lane. Crabb, Charlene // New Scientist;03/15/97, Vol. 153 Issue 2073, p5
Reports on the French Council of States' invalidation of a 1994 government decree authorizing the operation of the world's largest fast-breeder reactor in Lyons, France, Superphenix into research site and nuclear waste incinerator, for both power generation and research. Description of the...
- Nuclear defects. // New Scientist;11/17/90, Vol. 128 Issue 1743, p22
Presents the findings of a French electricity board's report that two-thirds of French nuclear power stations have faulty equipment.
- Superphenix becomes research reactor. // Modern Power Systems;Aug94, Vol. 14 Issue 8, p7
Reports on the relaunching of Superphenix, the French fast breeder reactor project, for research and development purposes. Creation of a new fast breeder plant of 1200 megawatts; Testing of the treatment and incineration of radioactive nuclear waste and plutonium.
- Not rising yet. // New Scientist;6/8/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1772, p19
Reveals that the French Council of State ruled last week that the government acted illegally when it issued a decree in 1989 which authorized the Superphenix to go back into action. Why the Superphenix was shut down in March 1987.