China Nuclear power plant leak report

It has been reported that there is a “immediate radiological threat” and leak in Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in Guangdong (around 125 kms, south-east from Hong Kong). A French company that is partly the owner and helps in the work, noted that the Chinese security administration has raised acceptable limits for the detection of radiation outside the Taishan nuclear power plant in Guangdong province to avoid its closure.

The Chinese government sent reassuring messages after that information. “According to the information provided by the competent authorities, the current situation at the Taishan nuclear power plant meets the technical requirements,” a spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs told reporters.

The project is owned by Guangdong Taishan Nuclear Power Joint Venture Company Limited (TNPC), which is 70% owned by China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group (CGNPC) and 30% by Électricité de France (EDF). The government of Hong Kong said on 8. April that there was an “operational event” at the plant on 5 April, which involved the release of a “very small amount of gas”.

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