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The French Nuclear Trap Film Via Zoom

TASC (Together Against Sizewell C) invite you to a virtual screening of a documentary,

The French nuclear trap; on

Thursday 6th of August at 7:30 pm

We are showing the film via zoom, which is a free online meeting tool. If you are not familiar with zoom, it is quite simple to use. Once you register, you should be able to click on the link below and join the screening. We recommend that you sign in a few minutes prior to the start. You should be able to join without a meeting ID and passcode, but it is included below just in case, along with details of the film. To Join the Zoom screening, use the link below. If you would like the link emailed to you, please contact: gdlanman@tiscali.co.uk.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86227566003?pwd=MmNkQlpMeStNYkZUd1 VkQ1B4SDFudz09

or, when you are signed in to zoom, click on JOIN A MEETING at the top and use the ID and passcode below. Meeting ID: 862 2756 6003 Passcode: 960521

About the film: The French nuclear trap is an insider’s look at EDF, the company seeking to build Sizewell C and expand its nuclear portfolio in the UK. It examines the financial and technical problems faced by EDF as it develops the complex design of the European Pressurised Reactor.

This comprehensive report filmed in France, China, Germany, the UK and Japan explains the challenges facing the nuclear industry and the reasons why the French government is refusing to phase out nuclear power, despite warnings from experts. Interviews with EDF employees, who view the situation as insiders, highlight an extremely worrying state of affairs and ask us to consider the future of this particularly French industry.

A film written and directed by Patrick Benquet

Director's statement

Those who champion nuclear energy view the world through an industry, the decline of which they refuse to acknowledge. The revolution of renewables underway in our societies is seen as an attack. They stubbornly maintain that nuclear power generates safer and cheaper electricity than all the other energy sources… Our film strives to demonstrate that not only is this argument wrong, but that it is concealing a disastrous financial reality: the bill that future generations will have to pay due to nuclear power is colossal. Each nuclear disaster (Chernobyl, Fukushima), by increasing the obligation for new safety measures, sends costs spiralling and results in the construction of prototypes such as the EPR, which is exorbitant and so technologically complicated that many engineers are now saying that it will never work.

Patrick Benquet