Problems at Tihange nuclear power plant

14th March 2006, Comments 0 comments

14 March 2006, BRUSSELS — A Level 1 anomaly of International Nuclear Event Scale (INES) was recorded at the Tihange 2 nuclear power plant (near Huy) in Belgium on 26 February.

14 March 2006

BRUSSELS — A Level 1 anomaly of International Nuclear Event Scale (INES) was recorded at the Tihange 2 nuclear power plant (near Huy) in Belgium on 26 February.

The anomaly was discovered during an automatic interruption of activities, the nuclear reactor's management said on Monday.

"One of the three pumps on the water circuit for emergency supply to the steam generator was started due to excessive speed," the press release said.

"This situation had already taken place twice in the past six months. In each case, adjustments and tests were carried out.

"From that it appeared that the turbo pumps were not completely reliable."
 
The press release from the nuclear power plant stressed that the incident had no consequences for the installation or the safety of workers.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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