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in Taishan apparently measured an increased noble gas concentration. From Chinese side it means the environmental data are "normal".report on incident in Chinese nuclear power plant
in China has given a US media report in an incident in a nuclear power plant around 40 kilometers south of the met city Taishan. As the transmitter CNN reported, in the Pressure water reactor plant operated by the French EDF and the Chinese group CGN as a joint Venine, Guandong gas has been released in the South China province of Guandong. The EDF subsidiary Framatome had warned against an "upcoming radiological threat".
China nuclear plant: US assessing reported leak at facility in Taishan, Guangdong
The US government has spent the past week assessing a report of a leak at a Chinese nuclear power plant, after a French company that part owns and helps operate it warned of an "imminent radiological threat," according to US officials and documents reviewed by CNN. © Deng Hua/Xinhua/Alamy The first phase project of Taishan Nuclear Power Plant is seen on Dec. 20, 2018, in Taishan, Guangdong Province.
CNN reported that the company has accused the Chinese authorities to increase the limit values for the strain through nuclear gases around the nuclear power plant so as not to close it.
The nuclear power plant is located south of Hong Kong in Yaogu on the coast of the Chinese province of Guangdong. The two pressure water reactors built with French help were put into operation in 2018 and 2019.
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EDF announced on Monday, one had been informed about an increase in the noble gas concentration in a reactor of the factory in Taishan. It is known and intended for noble gases at the corresponding point at all noble gases. The increase indicates a possible deterioration of fuel sheaths, it was said from the Group. The resulting gases are not poisonous, all values are also below the limit values guaranteed the safety of the reactor.
What Is Framatome? Company That Reported Taishan Nuclear Power Plant Leak in China
The engineering company raised concerns on June 8 of a possible leak at a Chinese nuclear plant that it partly owns.Framatome, which supplies equipment to nuclear facilities across the world, reached out to the U.S. on June 8 to ask them to assist with the alleged issue at the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in the Guangdong province, warning of an "imminent radiological threat," according to U.S. officials who spoke to CNN.
Chinese operator: Environmental data in the "Normal"
EDF has requested an extraordinary Supervisory Board meeting by the Chinese operators to present all available data and the necessary decisions. Framatome also wrote in a message, the reactor currently functions according to the applicable security parameters.
The Chinese operators passed speculation about environmental damage. The environmental data in the factory as well as in its surroundings are "normal," said the China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN). It will be measured regularly. The two blocks worked according to safety regulations.
CNN had quoted a source, after which the US government assumes that a "crisis point" has not yet been reached, but the situation must be observed. US civil servants believed that they are currently not a serious threat to workers in the work or the public. The US government was advising the French Government and contacted the Chinese government.
China Insists Taishan Nuclear Plant Radiation Levels Normal, Despite Fears .
The French minority owner of the Taishan power plant in China says it is investigating reports of a fission gas leak, but that it is too soon to say whether the site requires a complete shutdown.Zhao Lijian, a spokesperson for China's foreign ministry, told reporters on Tuesday that the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in Guangdong province met all technical requirements. "No abnormalities in radiation levels have been detected in the surrounding environment.