August 23, 2017 / 3:42 PM / a year ago

EDF reported previously unknown deviations in Creusot components - ASN

PARIS, Aug 23 (Reuters) - French utility EDF has given information to nuclear regulator ASN about previously unknown deviations in manufacturing documentation of nuclear components made by Areva-owned foundry Creusot Forge, an ASN spokeswoman said.

Confirming a report in Platts, the spokeswoman told Reuters that no further information was available about the nature of these deviations.

Platts reported on Wednesday that a new batch of files that the ASN has received from EDF on nuclear parts manufactured by Creusot Forge “reveal deviations that were not known”.

EDF could not immediately comment.

The utility’s shares - which had been down about one percent already - briefly dipped 1.3 percent in afternoon trade and then recovered to close 1.25 percent lower on the day. (Reporting by Geert De Clercq; Editing by Bate Felix)

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