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.

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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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