France: Paving the Way for a €52 Billion EPR2 Fleet

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The French government went full-bore over the past week to speed the domestic deployment of at least six EPR2 reactors, tapping into the French military for leadership and drafting a law that diminishes the possibilities for local and environmental objections. Significantly, a new interministerial office is being established to oversee the effort while a national debate is conducted ahead of a likely Parliamentary debate next year when a multi-year energy plan that includes the newbuilds will be submitted.

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