Steam Leak Detected at Rostov Nuclear Plant

A Russian nuclear power station in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don activated emergency shutdown procedures after a steam leak was discovered. “Unit Two at Rostov Nuclear Power Plant has been shut down and put on maintenance because of a steam …

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China Closes Down Taishan Nuclear Reactor for “Maintenance”

China has shut down the Taishan nuclear reactor for “maintenance” because of alleged minor fuel damage. China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) has only switched off the new-generation European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) at Taishan in Guangdong province today despite being …

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Iran Media Claims Foiling Sabotage Attack on Nuclear Plant

Iranian state media claims that a sabotage attempt against a building belonging to the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization in Karaj city has been thwarted. Details on the incident remain unclear after the US blocked most Iranian government and media websites. …

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Iran Nuclear Plant Goes into Emergency Shutdown

Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant located south of the capital city of Tehran, has undergone a temporary emergency shutdown because of an alleged “technical fault” that could last several days.  An official from the state electric energy company, Gholamali Rakhshanimehr, …

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China Says Taishan Plant Fuel Rods Damaged but not Leaking

China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment claimed that the radiation level at the Taishan nuclear reactor increased after its fuel rods were damaged, but it is within the prescribed limits, and there is no radioactive leakage. The ministry’s statement came …

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Leak Reported at China’s Taishan Nuclear Powerplant; Beijing Claims Facility is “Safe”

The French co-owner  of the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant, Framatome reported that there was an “imminent radiological threat” after a buildup of noble gas was detected. According to an alleged letter sent by Framatome to CNN and the US Department …

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