SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

November 05, 2009 05:00 ET

Safety Fears Cast Shadow Over Areva's EPR Nuclear Reactor, an Industrial Info News Alert

GALWAY, IRELAND--(Marketwire - November 5, 2009) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- French company Areva SA (EPA:CEI) (Paris) is reeling this week after nuclear safety authorities in the United Kingdom, Finland and France called for the company to modify a key part of the European Pressurized Reactor (EPR). In a rare move, the three safety watchdogs issued a joint statement calling on Areva to make changes to the reactor's control and instrumentation (C&I) systems, which have been highlighted as a point of concern by all three organisations in the past. The regulators told Areva that safety systems must be separated from the control systems to reduce the risk of simultaneous failure in the event of an emergency.

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