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Canada It's BIM time: Closure of Fessenheim, mobilization of caregivers and swine flu in China

12:30  30 june  2020
12:30  30 june  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

MAINTENANCE. "The State is indifferent to the conversion of the Fessenheim site"

 MAINTENANCE. © DR MP LR Raphaël Schellenberger in front of the Fessenheim power plant. Raphaël Schellenberger, LR deputy for Haut-Rhin and chairman of the parliamentary mission on the closure of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant, denounces the government's lack of involvement in the territorial project. Closure decision, dismantling, economic rebound ... The LR deputy for the Haut-Rhin, Raphaël Schellenberger, denounces the political choice to shut down the Fessenheim plant.

As with swine flu , however, the new strain has been identified as having "all the essential hallmarks of a candidate pandemic virus." Scientists have identified a new strain of flu carried by pigs in China that they say has the potential to become a pandemic. The new strain is descended from the type of

A new strain of swine flu with "pandemic potential" has been identified by scientists in China , according to a newly-released study. Researchers from the China Agricultural University, the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and the University of Nottingham, in the UK, revealed that

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Vue aérienne de la centrale nucléaire de Fessenheim. © SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP Aerial view of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant. NEWS - "20 Minutes" compiles for you the information that you should not miss this morning in your Morning Information Bulletin (BIM)

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The Fessenheim power station is finally disconnected

This is a controversial page that is turning. Fessenheim , the oldest nuclear power plant in France, will no longer produce electricity: the second reactor was disconnected from the national electricity network Monday evening at 11 p.m., a twilight celebrated as a victory by the antinuclear forces but experienced as a crash employees and residents. The dismantling of the plant now looks very long: 15 years are planned to dismantle the two reactors, starting with the evacuation of the highly radioactive fuel, which will be completed in 2023 at best. The actual dismantling in France on this scale, should begin by 2025 and last at least until 2040.

Fessenheim closed, EDF confirms a new plant in the United Kingdom

 Fessenheim closed, EDF confirms a new plant in the United Kingdom © Provided by La Tribune Information had leaked in the British press eight days ago. She mentioned of meetings between the French industrialist and the local authorities. It is now confirmed; Several companies including the French EDF announced Tuesday their intention to develop a nuclear power plant project equipped with the EPR reactor in the north-west of England.

G4 strain has already infected 10% of industry’ s workers in China but no evidence yet that it can be passed from human to human.

It had become essentially self-reliant in pork as well as in rice and wheat thanks to subsidies and aggressive farmland management. It has moved across nine other Asian countries, particularly Vietnam, which is the world’ s fifth-largest pork producer and has lost much of its herd this autumn.

"Ségur de la santé": The hospital goes back to the streets, to ask for a few billion more

From Lorient to Nancy, from Toulon in Mont-de-Marsan, dozens of rallies are planned everywhere in France on Tuesday. A few days before the closing of the "Health Ségur" , hospital staff return to the streets to obtain more than the 6.3 billion already put on the table by the government. After the success of their mobilization on June 16 (from 100,000 to 180,000 demonstrators according to sources), the unions and hospital collectives want to beat the iron while it is hot. At Paris , the procession will start at 2 p.m. from the old military hospital of Val-de-Grâce (5th arrondissement), in the direction of the Ministry of Health (7th).

China: Discovery of a worrying swine flu virus capable of causing a pandemic

Researchers have discovered a strain of swine flu virus in China with all the characteristics capable of causing a future pandemic, according to a study published in the journal Monday American scientist PNAS . A disturbing announcement, in the midst of an coronavirus epidemic. The viruses are called G4 and are genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that caused a pandemic in 2009: they "possess all the essential traits showing high adaptability to infect humans", write the authors, scientists from Chinese universities and the Chinese Center for Disease Prevention and Control. The work presented is voluminous: from 2011 to 2018, 30,000 nasal swabs were taken from pigs in slaughterhouses in 10 Chinese provinces and in a veterinary hospital, making it possible to isolate 179 swine flu viruses. The majority were of the new variety, which has become dominant in pigs since 2016.

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Sigmar Gabriel worked as a consultant for Tönnies .
The former Federal Minister of Economics Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) worked as a consultant for the meat company Tönnies. "There was a three-month consultation with Tönnies," Gabriel told the German press agency. © Photo: Axel Heimken / dpa Sigmar Gabriel worked for the meat company Tönnies for three months. From March to May 2020, he should have clarified commercial law issues for the company, said Gabriel.

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