French strike cuts 1,000 MW in nuclear capacity-CGT

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

PARIS, Oct 7 (Reuters) - A 24-hour strike in the energy sector on Tuesday has cut 1,000 megawatts (MW) in nuclear power capacity, a CGT spokesman said.

"Today's strike will only have a limited impact on nuclear availability," the spokesman said, adding that the power capacity cuts were taking place at the 3,600-MW Cruas plant in Southeast France.

The 900-MW reactors 2 and 3 at Cruas were already offline for maintenance.

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