Ailing French nuclear builder Areva admits to reactor part 'irregularities'

An audit ordered by safety watchdog revealed anomalies in 400 reactor parts, some still in service, raising suspicion of falsified documents.

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France's ailing nuclear giant, Areva, is facing a major scandal after the country’s nuclear watchdog confirmed there have been “irregularities” in 400 parts produced in its reactors since 1965, and that “around 50 are currently in service in France’s nuclear power plant fleet”, reports The Telegraph.