China Reports IAEA on Taishan Nuclear Power Plant's Radiation Leak

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CAEA said the plant is in normal condition and that operational safety is guaranteed. Unit 1 of the plant recently experienced a minor fuel rod cladding failure, which resulted in increased radioactivity in the unit’s primary reactor coolant, it said.

New Delhi (ABC Live India): The China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA) updated the IAEA today about an issue at the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant (NPP).

CAEA said the plant is in normal condition and that operational safety is guaranteed. Unit 1 of the plant recently experienced a minor fuel rod cladding failure, which resulted in increased radioactivity in the unit’s primary reactor coolant, it said.

CAEA said that this situation, as a common phenomenon in NPP operations, is dealt with in accordance with accepted standards and procedures.

 According to on-site monitoring and an expert assessment, the unit’s performance indicators, including the radioactivity of the primary reactor coolant, remain within the range of normal conditions and technical specifications,

CAEA said. It also said the reactor unit’s coolant system pressure boundary is intact and that containment integrity is maintained. Continuous environmental radiation monitoring confirms that there has been no radiation release and that there is no environmental concern, CAEA said. The IAEA remains in contact with CAEA.

It is reminded that on June 14, 2021, CNN reported that the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant had a suspected leak, based on a report by Framatome communicated to the United States on June 8.

On June 15, Japan reported that its radiation monitoring posts, the closest of which is at Yonaguni Island, did not measure any "abnormalities in data.

About the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant 

The Taishan Nuclear Power Plant is a nuclear power plant in TaishanGuangdong provinceChina. The plant features two operational EPR reactors. Taishan 1 was operationalized in December 2018 and Taishan 2 in September 2019. The Taishan Nuclear Power Plant has a capacity of 1750 Megawatt, Its Arabelle generators are the largest single-piece electrical generators in the world, and can supply 3320 Mega Watt to the grid.

The French company Areva was responsible for the development of this nuclear plant and supply fuel for 15 years, as well as providing technology transfer and engineering services to china.

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