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Accident at Romania nuclear power plant, unit shut down

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Staff Writer | March 29, 2018
reactors at Cernavoda
Nuclear energy   Radio Romania International reports:

Romanian state-owned nuclear power producer Nuclearelectrica said after a glitch in the electric system.

The company halved the reactor’s capacity on Sunday to replace a pump engine part, but it was back at full generation on Monday.

“There is no connection between reducing Unit 2’s capacity on March 25 and today’s automatic disconnection,” Nuclearelectrica said in a statement.

The company has two 706 megawatt reactors at Cernavoda in southeastern Romania, accounting for roughly a fifth of the country’s power production. Its first unit was shut down for roughly 48 hours to assess a defect which occurred at one of the plant’s process systems.

Radio Romania International reports that the unit was shut down in accordance with technical prescriptions and there was never any danger to staff, population, and environment.

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