The French EPR Reactor is a new reactor design developed by the French company Areva in co-operation with the German firm Siemens. Serious doubts have been raised about the safety and cost of the EPR. A study of the EPR’s blueprints and experience at the two sites where EPRs are under construction, in Finland (Olkiluoto 3) and France (Flamanville 3), has revealed weaknesses in design, problems during construction phases and soaring costs.
EPR : The European Pressurised Reactor
Executive summary: The only certainty with current EPR projects is that they are not delivering on these promises in four key areas; safety, cost, waste and reducing CO2 emissions.
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