France to build second latest-generation nuclear plant
LE CREUSOT (FRANCE): President Nicolas Sarkozy announced on Thursday that France will build a second third-generation EPR nuclear plant, arguing nuclear power was the country's best answer to soaring energy prices.
Sarkozy, who has made exporting French nuclear know-how a priority of his presidency, made the announcement during a speech on energy policy at an ArcelorMittal steel factory in central France.
France's first European Pressurised Water Reactor (EPR) -- one of only two under construction worldwide -- is being built by utilities giant Electricite de France (EDF) in Flamanville in northern France, set for completion in 2012. Sarkozy said a...