91183
France Shuts Four Nuclear Reactors Due to Heatwave
France Shuts Four Nuclear Reactors Due to Heatwave

France Shuts Four Nuclear Reactors Due to Heatwave

France Shuts Four Nuclear Reactors Due to Heatwave

Electricite de France (EDF) has halted four nuclear reactors at three power plants in France because of the current heatwave affecting Europe, a spokesman for the utility said on Saturday.

High temperatures registered in the Rhone and Rhine rivers, from which the three power plants pump their water for cooling, led to a temporary shutdown of the reactors, the spokesman was also quoted as saying by Reuters. Two of the halted reactors belong to EDF’s Bugey plant, one is located at St. Alban and one in Fessenheim near the German border. France, like much of Europe, is experiencing scorching weather in its southern regions, with forecasts showing temperatures reaching 37 degrees Celsius in the Rhone Valley.

Temperatures were near record highs on Friday in Spain and Portugal, and will remain above 40 degrees Celsius at least until Sunday. EDF’s nuclear plants along the Rhone and the Rhine use the rivers’ waters to regulate the temperature of their reactors, discharging warm water back into the waterway.

Curbs are placed on the volume of water its plants can use when the rivers’ temperatures rise.

 

Short URL : https://goo.gl/9agKj5
  1. https://goo.gl/68B1rG
  • https://goo.gl/eXPBW9
  • https://goo.gl/TMfK3c
  • https://goo.gl/Qq661z
  • https://goo.gl/DiBWeo

You can also read ...

More Iranian Oil Tankers Head to China
An unprecedented volume of Iranian crude oil is set to arrive...
Turkey Refiner Seeking Waiver for Iran Sanctions
Turkey’s top refiner, Tupras, is in talks with US officials to...
Asia Natural Gas Prices Rising
Asia's liquefied natural gas prices are set to go up on the...
US Intimidates Iraq to Kill Siemens Deal in Favor of GE
The Trump administration intervened to quash a $15 billion...
Iran Awaits CNPC Decision on South Pars
Terminating its contract to develop Iran's giant South Pars...
Iran: Contract Signed to Boost Oil Output in Sirri Region
Crude oil production in Sivand, Esfand and Dena offshore...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints

Trending

Googleplus