Leak in a nuclear power plant in China: "There is inevitably an increase in radioactive releases"

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The Taishan nuclear power plant has two reactors, Taishan 1 and Taishan 2. They were built by the Chinese nuclear giant CGN, on the model of the EPR technology sold by EDF to the Chinese.

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By: Charlotte Derouin

8 mins

In China, an incident on an EPR nuclear reactor in Taishan has been spotted.

The information was given Monday, June 14 by the American channel CNN.

Its manufacturer, Framatome, a subsidiary of EDF, immediately explained in a press release that it was " 

an increase in the concentration of certain rare gases in the primary circuit


Bruno Chareyron, engineer in nuclear physics, director of the Criirad laboratory (Commission for independent research and information on radioactivity), explains what this means. 

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