Nuclear.  Crilan calls for independent expertise on the Flamanville EPR

Nuclear. Crilan calls for independent expertise on the Flamanville EPR

Crilan officials appealed to the Caen Administrative Court after the CLI office in Flamanville refused to produce an independent expert report on the EPR. (© Jean LAVALLEY)

On August 13, 2022, the Committee for Consideration, Information and Combating Nuclear Energy (Crilan) filed an appeal with Administrative Court of Caenaimed at the trade union council Sleeve.

That’s actually how it is Flamanville Local Information Commission (CLI) who is the target, after his office refused to review at the general meeting a request for an independent expert report on the EPR formulated in November by the association.

Through this expertise, embedded in the Environmental Code, Crilan wanted the CLI to review various subjects “likely to affect operational safety” Flamanville EPR reactor.

Too many worries

Design and construction defects, inconsistencies and malfunctions, compiled by the association A 26-page memoirfrom cracks found in foundations in December 2007 to uncertainties about fuel behavior following sealing problems noted in June 2021 on China’s Taishan reactorincluding reservations expressed in 2009 Nuclear Safety Authority on the command and control system, falsification of production records at spol Creusot and questions surrounding the tank and its cover… An incomplete list aimed at “forced commissioning” announced for late 2023.

For Crilan, only independent expertise is able to “demonstrate that this industrial tool can operate safely”. This request was accepted by the office Flamanville CLI he denied this on 6 January 2022.

“Such expertise was unattainable for CLI and even for a national CLI association. It would require a gigantic amount of work by scientists and experts, it would take years and it would cost millions of euros. »

Benoît FidelinFlamanville CLI President

“Illegal” rules of procedure

Rather, she proposed a “documentary synthesis” that is far from satisfying Crilan. Especially since this CLI office does not comply with the provisions of Article R 125-61 of the Environmental Code. The rules of procedure, which date from September 2014, “do not contain any provisions regarding the office, the designation of its members and its competences”, summarizes the association’s lawyer. Who considers the CLI budget “opaque”, even illegal.

In a letter dated June 16, the prefect of Manche advised Jean Morin, president of the trade union assembly on which the CLI depends, “bring the operation of the Flamanville CLI into line”.

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Le Crilan is therefore turning to the administrative court with a request that the Caen court declare the decision of the CLI office and its rules of procedure illegal and condemn the trade union council for it. pay compensation of 100,000 euros its damage.

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