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France goes dark? Staff in 19 French nuclear power plants to go on strike tomorrow

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 Cinnamon    14,611

Following strikes over the unpopular French labor reform, that started over the weekend and crippled the French refining industry leading to gasoline shortages and rationing, things are about to get far more serious for the country whose economy has already been threatened with a sharp slowdown as a result of a relentless wave of labor unrest. According to Reuters, staff in France’s 19 nuclear plants – which by definition we assume is essential – have voted to go on strike on Thursday as part of protests over a labour reform, according to a CGT union official.

While industry experts say planned strikes are unlikely to provoke blackouts because of legal limits on strike action in the nuclear industry and France’s ability to import power from neighbouring countries, it would not be at all surprising to see the opposite outcome.

“It will start tonight at 2100 (1900 GMT) and last 24 hours,” CGT spokesman Laurent Langlard told Reuters on Wednesday. “Our goal is not to bring down the network,” general secretary of the CGT-Energie de l’Aube, Arnaud Pacot, told Francetv Info. On the other hand, considering that France derives about 75 percent of its electricity from nuclear energy, it is difficult to envision a different outcome.



Isn't it strange that they might lose all of their power like this and they're in one of the hottest spots in the world for terror attacks?  Can you imagine what that would be like? 

France is already using their strategic oil reserves because of the blockade and it takes 3 to 5 days to restart a reactor that has been shut down.  



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 Rustydog    116

I really don't think a power grid problem like that would be as bad as its made out to be, for the average person. With just an outage such as this would be,  hospitals have generators, pretty well anywhere important have generators. Humans lived for a long, long, long time with no electricity and did just fine. And good for them for standing up to these corrupt corporations and not just sitting back and waiting for La' fukishima to destroy their beautiful country!!!

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Strikes and Muslim riots -- looks like France is coming apart at the seams.

The NWO agenda is right on schedule. Create chaos, restore order, take over the world.

Everyone wants peace. But all they get is pieces. 

I know you like this, Cinn. Maybe my fave actress.

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