The Taishan Nuclear Power Plant, which was built with the French EDF Group in southern China, is being monitored for leaks at the core of the reactor.
The Taishan Nuclear Power Plant (Guangdong), which is composed of two EPR-type nuclear reactors built in southern China with the French Electric Power Company (EDF), is undergoing monitoring for the core leakage of the reactor, but the gas emitted to the resulting air is within the authorized scope and will be reported to EDF. Guarantee with Chinese operators.
The primary circuit is a closed circuit containing pressurized water. The pressurized water is heated in contact with the fuel elements in the reactor vessel, and the fuel elements are stacked in a storage tank. «Crayons» Surrounded by a metal sheath.
Nuclear fission produces rare gases, in this case xenon and krypton, which leak in the circuit through the cladding-a phenomenon that has been minimized by EDF and experts. EDF has ruled out any dynamics of nuclear melting, just like previous nuclear disasters. “The existence of certain rare gases in the primary loop is a known phenomenon, which is studied and foreseen by the operating procedures of the reactor”, EDF said.
The procedure stipulates that these gases are collected and processed to remove radioactivity before being released into the air.They have “In line with the regulatory restrictions defined by the Chinese security department”, And then clarified EDF, saying that these limits are at the international average level. “We are not dealing with pollution, but with controlled and controlled emissions”, Highlighted the group in a press conference.