BEVEREN – Belgian nuclear power plant doel 1, this week shut down due to a leak in the nuclear area. The reactor Monday was unexpectedly turned off. That was necessary for maintenance work at the height of the cooling water, was the statement. Now has operator Engie Electrabel confirmed to TV Oost that the leakage went.
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The leak has been discovered in the cooling system of the reactor, near the Dutch border at Antwerp. That should be a so-called meltdown” prevent the reactor from overheating. According to the manager of the central, there is no danger for local residents.
The repair is difficult because of the radiation in the part of the central with the leak is very large. The nuclear power plant, which in 1975 was taken in use, there would be from 29 may to 1 of October to go out for maintenance. That is the circumstances now early. The target date for completion remains October 1.