Nuclear reactor Target restarted after failure

Nuclear reactor Target restarted after failure

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The nuclear reactor doel 4 in Belgium on Friday evening, and boots. According to energy company Engie-Electrabel takes the still be a few weeks before the reactor back at full power.

The reactor fell last Tuesday still. Cause was an ‘irregularity’ in the connection between the central and the high-voltage grid, which steam escaped. An employee of a subcontractor who at that time was at work in the room thus got injured.

Regulator Fanc (Federal Agency for Nuclear Control) classed the incident at level 0 of the INES scale is a scale for nuclear incidents. Events at level 0, have usually little interest in the area of nuclear safety, the Fanc. The incident in Objective 4 also had “no impact on the welfare of other workers, the public or the environment”.

Belgium has seven nuclear reactors, four in doel and three in the Walloon Tihange. Arranged is there one still by an unexpected defect. The problems raise in the neighbouring countries, questions about the safety of these power plants.

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