Pls switch Fox News off, it's not doing you any good.
Here is the map of french nuclear power plants:
It's distributed over the whole country, including (sorry), the north. There's no conspiracy, here, just optimization of loss in the cables transporting power. And yes, there are people actually living in the north of France, too.
As for having the french build it, since it's the only country with over 70 % of its power on nuclear, built in the 70s-80s, and no serious accident to date, sounds like a reasonable idea, no ?
Otherwise, just use the same workers that manage 80% of your callcenters. LOL.