Extending French Reactors Would Cost Least

From Reuters

France’s EDF expects extending the life of its nuclear plants to cost up to 860 million euros ($1.1 billion) per reactor, making this the cheapest option for providing power to 2040, according to a draft government report leaked to media.

By comparison, building a new-generation reactor such as Areva’s 1,600 megawatt reactor would cost roughly 5 billion euros.

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