Cernavoda unit stopped because of malfunction

Monday, March 1, 2010

Cernavoda nuclear plant´s unit two was briefly stopped yesterday morning, because of a leak of primary agent within the reactor´s protective building. "No problems were registered in connection with protection of employees, equipment and environment, as the entire security system functioned in line with regulations," Nuclearelectrica, the company which operates the plant, said in a release.

The unit is to be restarted and synchronized with the National Energy System after plant officials determine the causes of the leak, fix the malfunction, and perform conformity tests to make sure everything is in working order.

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