Next nuclear disaster? A reactor at Taishan Nuclear Power Plant has fuel rods damaged but Chinese officials don’t want to shut it down!

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Next nuclear disaster? A reactor at Taishan Nuclear Power Plant has fuel rods damaged but Chinese officials don’t want to close it down!

French energy company EDF has announced that it would shut down a reactor at the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in China’s Guangdong province due to damage to its fuel rods if it could

But the decision is ultimately up to the plant’s Chinese operator… And they don’t want, citing ‘the radiochemical parameters of the reactor’s primary circuit water were found to be below regulatory thresholds.

The power plant is operated by Taishan Nuclear Power Joint Venture (TNPJVC): China Guangdong Nuclear Power (CGNPC with 70% stake) and Energie de France (EDF with 30% stake).

After problems were found in fuel rod seals in nuclear reactor No I, EDF analysed data provided by TNPJVC, mainly regarding the primary circuit water’s chemical composition.

These show that the water’s radiochemical parameters are still below the regulatory thresholds.

However, the new data show that the situation is evolving in the bad direction thus prompting continuous monitoring.

In France EDF would have shut down the plant

In a statement, EDF said: “On the basis of the analyses carried out, EDF’s operating procedures for the French nuclear fleet would lead EDF, in France, to shut down the reactor in order to accurately assess the situation in progress and stop its development.

The decision at the Taishan power plant remains with TNPJVC as the plant’s operator.

Since it is controlled by the Chinese (70% vs 30%), we all know it is going to keep working until the situation becomes nearly catastrophic…

Back in June, I reported about an imminent radiological threat” at the same Taishan plant. As you see, nothing has been done yet and the situation is becoming worse…

According to the spokesperson for Electricite de France (EDF), the situation is “not an emergency situation” but a “serious situation that is evolving.” A political way to say we are near a nuclear catastrophe… [Le Parisien]

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  1. Redchineseys don’t give a crap. They kill off babies, animals, and people with impunity. Life means nothing to them.

    Why should God care?

    Enjoy the nuclear apocalypse.