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Five failed fuel rods at Franco/China’s Taishan Unit 1 | Beyond Nuclear

Wikipedia: Taishan Units 1&2 Chinese nuclear authorities are disputing a June 14, 2021 CNN news service story that reported the world’s first operational Evolutionary Power Reactor (EPR) eighty-five miles west of Hong Kong experienced a radioactive leak of noble gases (principally radioactive xenon and krypton) from the reactor’s cooling water system. China claims the radioactive release from leaking fuel rods was contained within the reactor’s closed-cycle cooling system and did not occur in the atmosphere. However, China admits that the state-run 1750 megawatt-electric Taishan Unit 1 reactor, the new French-designed pressurized water reactor, did experience fuel damage to ithe core following startup from its first refueling operation.

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