EDF says nuclear plant undamaged by S-W France earthquake

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An earthquake registering 4.9 on the Richter scale shook south-west France late Wednesday morning, causing only minor damage and which, according to statements by French utilities giant EDF and the country's nuclear safety agency, the ASN, had no adverse effect on the functioning of the four-reactor Blayais nuclear plant which lies close to the epicentre of the seism.

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French state-controlled utility EDF and nuclear regulator ASN said on Wednesday that an earthquake registering 4.9 on the Richter scale in south-west France had no impact on the Blayais nuclear power plant in the region, reports Reuters.