France to Start Construction of Second-Generation EPR Reactor by 2027
By Alice Dore
France is expected to start construction of its first
second-generation EPR nuclear reactor by the time President
Emmanuel Macron's term in office ends in 2027, the country's Energy
Transition Ministry said Tuesday.
"As far as the reactor's start-up is concerned, the latest
schedule that has been the subject of an external audit sees
commercial operation starting from 2035-36," a member of Energy
Transition Minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher's cabinet said.
The new reactor is expected to be installed at the Penly nuclear
power plant on the northern coast of the country.
On Monday, France's government tabled a bill which aims to
simplify procedures to reduce delays in the construction of new
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