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Thursday, 24 December 2015 12:21

Flamanville nuclear reactor shut down over transformer failure

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France: One of the reactors at France’s Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant has been shut down due to a faulty transformer.

After employees of the nuclear power plant discovered a technical problem at the reactor number two, the pressurized water reactor was switched from the faulty main transformer to a backup, but on Wednesday the Electricite de France S.A. (EDF) decided to fully stop work of the reactor, reports RT.

No radiation leak has been reported, with the plant operator saying that the incident has had no impact on the environment or safety.

Source: RT

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