French labour ministry orders EDF to resolve 'dangerous situation' at Flamanville nuclear plant

By Pascale Pascariello

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In a summons issued on December 13th, the French labour ministry has ordered utility giant EDF to take “every appropriate measure to remedy a dangerous situation” at the company’s flagship European Pressurized Reactor (EPR) plant under construction at Flamanville, situated on the Channel coast in northern France, and which is due to become one of the biggest nuclear power facilities in the world.