August 1, 2018 / 1:46 PM / 15 days ago

France's EDF may halt four nuclear reactors due to heatwave - statement

PARIS, Aug 1 (Reuters) - French utility EDF on Wednesday said that forecasts of high temperatures in the Rhone River could lead to the shutdown from Aug. 3 of four nuclear reactors which depend on its waters for cooling.

EDF said it could be forced to halt electricity production at two reactors at St. Alban with an installed capacity of 2,300 megawatts (MW), and at the 900 MW Bugey 2 and 3 reactors. (Reporting by Bate Felix; editing by Richard Lough)

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