According to international media reports, a nuclear power plant in Taishan City, China may have safety issues, including CNN. Among other things, nuclear reactors leak too much radioactive gas.
The French co-owner of a nuclear power plant near Hong Kong said that the plant was facing “performance problems.” However, according to a statement from Framatome, the Taishan plant still meets safety requirements.
At the nuclear power plant in Mount Tai in southern China, 70% are Chinese and 30% are French. According to CNN, the French shipowner has called the US government about possible problems, hoping that the Americans can provide technical assistance.
The US News Channel wrote that Framatome would warn of “imminent radiological threats.” For example, China’s security department is said to have increased radiation limits near the nuclear power plant to prevent the plant from closing.
According to CNN, US officials believe that nuclear power plants will not pose a serious threat to the safety of nearby workers or the Chinese.
Famatong himself now says statement Although there are “performance issues”, there are no security risks. “Our team works with experts to evaluate the situation and propose solutions to any potential problems.”
The Chinese boss of the plant also stated in a statement that all radiation levels appear to be normal. The statement stated that the plant also complies with all safety regulations.
The French company EDF, of which Framatome is a subsidiary, said it has been informed of an increase in the concentration of certain noble gases in one of its reactors. According to EDF, the existence of these rare gases is a well-known phenomenon. The company also stated that it has requested a meeting of the nuclear power plant’s board of directors.
The nuclear power plant is located in Guangdong Province in southern China, a densely populated area with frequent power shortages.