Corrosion problem detected on Penly nuclear reactor, AFP reports

The Penly nuclear power station (Seine-Maritime) would not be spared from corrosion problems. A fault was found on the shutdown reactor of Penly 1, a 1300 megawatt reactor, according to information from AFP, which quotes the IRSN (‘Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety). This is the first time that such a defect has been observed on a reactor of this family. Four others, in Civaux (Vienne) and Chooz (Ardennes), affected by a similar phenomenon, are 1,450 MW reactors.

EDF’s nuclear fleet includes eleven other reactors of the same type as the 1,300 MW Penly unit supposedly affected.


Contacted by Reuters, IRSN said it did not make any comments other than those provided to AFP. EDF could not be reached immediately.

The group announced on December 15 that it had detected faults near the cooling circuits of the Civaux nuclear power plant, forcing it to extend its shutdown to carry out work and to interrupt production at the Chooz power plant, equipped with the same. type of reactors.

With Reuters (Benjamin Mallet, written by Jean-Stéphane Brosse)

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