Problems at nuclear power plants in the U.S.

28/06/11 NPP Salem (Salem), New Jersey, USA, is stopped due to a problem with the reactor coolant pumps.

Official representative Joe Delmar said the reactors shut down, investigation is underway to determine the causes of the accident. Tells TODAYS SUNBEAM.

NPP is located on an artificial island in the Gulf of the Delaware River (Delaware) and uses river water to cool the reactors. To cool the plant when operating at rated power requires about 7.5 tons of water per minute.

Electric power of each of the two reactors is 1 175 MW reactors, pressurized water (similar to Russian VVER), built by the American firm Westinghouse (Westinghouse) in 1977 and 1981.

This is not the first failure of the pump delivers coolant to the reactors.

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