Controlling the environmental impact of nuclear activities
A power plant in operation generates gaseous and liquid waste which may or may not be radioactive and which is subject to stringent regulation and regular inspection. EDF applies a policy of transparency with respect to the environment and publishes the full range of generation, radiological cleanliness and effluent discharge indicators applying to its generation sites.
Like every industrial activity, nuclear power generation has an impact on the environment. EDF controls it via stringent radiological inspections, the results of which are forwarded to the authorities and communicated to the public.
Learn about the day-to-day monitoring of EDF’s nuclear activities
Water is vital for cooling nuclear power plants. Water management is therefore a major concern for EDF, which uses large volumes.
Everything you want to know about water management
The operation of nuclear power plants generates wastewater and gases. EDF makes a constant effort to keep the level of these liquid and gaseous effluents as low as possible.
Learn about the discharge reduction system
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