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Electricite De France (EDF) discovers a “significant defect” on a weld in Penly nuclear reactor.

Nuclear: EDF discovers a “significant defect” on a weld in Penly. A deep
crack with “a risk of leaking” was discovered on an emergency circuit
of a shutdown reactor.

The Nuclear Safety Authority is asking EDF to review
its repair plans. The impact on nuclear production remains uncertain.

Almost a year and a half after the discovery of a generic problem of
microcracks which will have cost it several tens of billions of euros in
2022 and which will have considerably weighed on the production of
electricity, EDF has encountered in recent weeks a new bad surprise. The
operator indicated on the website of the Penly power plant that it had
detected a “significant stress corrosion defect” on an emergency circuit of
the site’s number 1 reactor. This circuit is located within the radioactive
zone, in the “reactor building”.

 Les Echos 7th March 2023


March 10, 2023 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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