In Tricastin, how to live next to nuclear?

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The nuclear power station of Tricastin in the Drôme region, south of France.

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By: Alexis Bedu Follow

France, with its 56 reactors and some 70% of its electricity from nuclear sources, enjoys one of the most carbon-free electricity systems in Europe.

But the dangers posed by nuclear power plants are a source of concern very regularly.

200 km south of Lyon, Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux is a Drôme village located right next to the Tricastin nuclear power plant.

One of the oldest in France and which experiences multiple incidents each year.


Between fears of accident and economic realism, how to live next to nuclear power?

► A report to be found in our special edition of January 27, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. (French time), devoted to the presidential campaign in Lyon and environmental issues.


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