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.
China Reports IAEA on Taishan Nuclear Power Plant's Radiation Leak
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
About the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant
The Taishan Nuclear Power Plant is a nuclear power plant in Taishan, Guangdong
province, China. 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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