Watchdog orders EDF to fix weldings at Flamanville nuclear plant

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France's nuclear saftey regulator, the ASN, has ordered utilities giant EDF to repair faulty welding at its EPR reactor under construction at Flamanville, northern France, initially due to enter service in 2012 but which has been dogged by a series of safety issues while also running well over its initial budget.

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EDF should repair faulty weldings at the nuclear plant it is building in northern France, according to the technical arm of French nuclear regulator ASN, reports Reuters.