Disabling NPP

Found an interesting trend — disable nuclear units. As the news is not very publicized.

Let's see when and where nuclear unit shutdown. Period — 2009.


The power unit N4 Balakovo bred in preventive maintenance, the press service of JSC "Concern" Energoatom ". Stopping the reactor is made in connection with the application for comments on the elimination of thermal mechanical equipment of the second circuit. Repairs will last until 24:00 MSK January 20, 2010

Nuclear power plant near New York — emergency shutdown of the reactor

Yanar 11, 2010

Not far from New York City was emergency shutdown one of the rectors of Indian Point 2 nuclear power plant. This is the website of the Mid-Hudson News, citing representatives of Entergy, which owns the plant.

Disconnection occurred in the automatic mode at about 16:00 local time on Monday. It was caused by problems with the main power generator, but the exact cause of the trip so far unknown.

Volgodonsk NPP reactor protection tripped

January 10, 2010

Volgodonsk nuclear power plant today protection tripped nuclear reactor.

"In an emergency protection operation of the reactor is completely stopped. In this situation, the reactor power is reduced by one-third, "- said the source of specialist plant. The concern is that one of the technical parameters of the reactor slightly exceeded its normal. Currently establishing the cause of the accident. The station continues to operate in normal mode, the background radiation is correct.

In the United States stopped nuclear power plant unit

January 5, 2010

As a result of heavy snow and frost on the East Coast of the U.S. unit was shut down a nuclear power plant.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission United States said on Sunday that stopped a second power plant in Elloueys-Creek (New Jersey). The reason — the cooling system of a nuclear reactor with the water began to get ice from the Delaware River. Consequently, it is the second unit power station has been reduced to 80%.

The power unit of the South Ukrainian nuclear power plant off for unknown reasons

December 23, 2009

Press Service of the NAEC "Energoatom" reported that unexplained reasons this morning (at 09:52 MSK) off the third power unit of the South Ukrainian AESb. Block off due to the fact that the turbine protection system worked. Reactor plant transferred to the minimum controlled power level.

France and Japan — the accident at the nuclear power plant

December 3, 2009

December 1, 2009 33 employees of Japanese Hamaoka nuclear power plant, "received minor exposure" as a result of leakage of radioactive water. According to plant management, life and health of these people is not threatened. Leaked out Cooling Nuclear reactor. An employee at the time of the inspection station found in the underground room of the reactor pools. Later it became known that the waste from the tanks leaked 53 liters of radioactive water. How do I find the law enforcement agencies, the level of radiation spilled liquid exceeded the norm by 324 times. Outside the plant, it has not got.

In France, on the same day was urgently stopped a nuclear reactor at the nuclear power plant, located in the municipality of Kryua in the south of France. Here has failed cooling system. According to preliminary data, the most likely cause of the incident was the clogging of water intake.

Nuclear power plants in India 55 workers have irradiated radioactive water

November 29, 2009

About 55 employees of the NPP "Kaiga" in the Indian state of Karnataka have irradiated radioactive water from the cooler. Checking the urine of workers (at the plant carried out regularly) has set a November 24 elevated levels of tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen in the body plant employees. Further investigation revealed that the source of infection is automatic with drinking water. The device is now isolated and incapacitated.

At nuclear power plants leak is found. It is not clear how tritium could get into the water cooler.

On U.S. nuclear power plant has leaked radiation

November 22, 2009

The first nuclear power plant Three Mile Island, located near the town of Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) was a leak of radiation, according to local television station WPVI. As reported by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Nuclear Regulatory Commission), the accident occurred at a time when experts of Exelon were renovated unit. At that moment, when they dismantled many old pipes in the building sounded the siren that warns about radiation contamination of air. About 150 employees of Exelon station and immediately taken to the street and were sent home.

As emphasized by experts of the Commission, the reactor of Unit at the moment was drowned out for several weeks, so the real risk of a serious accident was not. People who were inside the unit, checked for radiation contamination. One of them approached the level of radiation received by 16 mrem at an annual rate of 2 mrem. The rest of the workers received less.

Outside the station contaminated air does not come out, the level of radiation outside the plant is not increased. Inside the building experts arrived on radiation safety. They discover what happened, where is the source of infection and how to neutralize it.

At nuclear power plants in South Korea reactor shut down

October 24, 2009

In a nuclear power plant in South Korea Yangven was an emergency, the nature of which  not reported. As a result, the incident stopped one of the reactors. When the plant resumes unknown.

Novovoronezh NPP stopped fifth unit

October 5, 2009

On Novovoronezh unplanned stop unit number 5. As reported by the dispatching service station, a stop block is the need to carry out routine maintenance steam generator number 4. Currently, the plant load unit number is 3. The fourth block launched on Sept. 18 for scheduled maintenance and handling of nuclear fuel.

The third unit of the Kalinin nuclear power plant off the automatic protection

September 12, 2009

The third unit of the Kalinin nuclear power plant in the Tver region off the automatic protection, reports the press service of the concern "Energoatom" operating all nuclear power plants in Russia. Concern does not specify the reasons for, for which automatic protection NPP September 12 at 10 am disabled the third block.
"As of 12:00, comments, hindering the work of the unit, removed, preparatory works to integrate the unit into the network," — said in a statement.

Fire at nuclear power plant in France

September 9, 2009

A small fire occurred Tuesday at a nuclear power plant in north-western France, after learning mining operations in the event of fire, no one was hurt.

According to representatives of the local fire safety service, its employees and Rescue quickly extinguished the fire, which for some unknown reason originated in one of the buildings of the complex plant Penly, located on the shore of the English Channel. During the incident, none of the staff was not even a power plant was evacuated.

The third unit of the Leningrad nuclear power plant shut down

August 27, 2009

The third unit of the Leningrad NPP evening of August 27 was stopped due to a fault. The stop occurred at 19:42 due to a fistula (hole) in the reservoir feeding pump. We are working to rectify the fault.

The Japanese nuclear radiation leak

August 20, 2009

In Japan recorded a radiation leak at a nuclear power plant "Hamaoka", which was stopped on August 11 after the earthquake. This official said the NPP administration. "A small radiation leak was detected at Thursday, August 19, during a filter change," — said the source.

August 11 in Japan, a powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.5. According to authorities, one person was killed and over 120 injured. Immediately after the quake at the nuclear power plant in Shizuoka Prefecture were automatically disabled reactors number 5 and number 4. According to the representative of the Directorate of nuclear power plants, reactor number 4 will be re-launched in 3-4 weeks.

The work of Spanish nuclear power plant shut down

July 20, 2009

Asko 1 nuclear power plant in the province of Taragona (northeast Spain) is stopped on Monday at 22:35 local time of the accident, according to the Nuclear Safety Council of Spain.

Unplanned stop occurred automatically after for unknown activated causes two of the four channels for measuring the neutron flux. At the time of the stop station worked for 45% of its capacity, since it carried out maintenance work.
Until now plant does not work. Nuclear power plant was connected to the mains on Sunday after the end of May at the station took 73 of the 157 replacement reactor fuel elements.

Problems stopped the first block of South Ukrainian nuclear power plant

July 21, 2009
The first unit of the South Ukrainian nuclear power plant disconnected from the network Tuesday at 2:25 am Moscow time for troubleshooting. On the country's nuclear power plants are currently in operation 10 of the 15 units.

For the past day nuclear power plant generated 217.94 million kilowatt-hours of electricity. Radiation, fire and environmental conditions on NPP sites — within the normal range, reports on Tuesday, ITAR-TASS reported with reference to the Ukrainian company "Energoatom".

In the north of Germany stopped due to a fault NPP

July 1, 2009

In the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein due to faulty transformer has been disabled NPP "Krummel", located 30 km from Hamburg.
As the representative of the company "Vattenfall", the turbine will shut off automatically, and the reactor is switched to economical operation. Cause of the fault transformer being investigated.

Kursk NPP power unit is stopped because of a malfunction

May 29, 2009

Due to the malfunction of the turbine equipment at the Kursk nuclear power plant shut down the first unit. As head of the analytical center informiatsionno nuclear plant Elena Schepotyeva, "today at 12:22 MSK on unscheduled repairs stopped the 1st unit of the Kursk nuclear power plant. The reason for the stop — problem with the turbine equipment. Causes of the problems investigated. "

According to her, the stop unit is made by operating personnel in accordance with the requirements of technological regulations, by the permission of the services concern "Energoatom" and in consultation with the central dispatching. Violations of limits and conditions of safe operation of the Kursk nuclear power plant during a stop unit was not.

On the Rovno nuclear power plant caught fire

May 14, 2009

On the first power unit of Rovno NPP, who is currently on preventative maintenance, May 14 there was a fire. Put out its own employees Rivne. The smoke was so that he saw the inhabitants of the town of Atomic Scientists. It turned out that it caught fire utility room, in which the workers kept their clothes inform "Details".

"It happened at 15:10 on May 14: the central hall of unit number 1 EP" Rivne NPP ", which is scheduled for the current repairs, there was no subsequent oplavlivanie electrical burning. This event is a work of power EP RNPP not affected. Radiation, fire and sanitary condition is normal, "- said the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Rivne region.

Because of the failure stopped the third block of the Smolensk nuclear power plant

May 14, 2009

The third block of Smolensk NPP unscheduled stopped by automatic protection on Thursday morning due to a fault in the control system of turbine generator, said the JSC "Concern" Energoatom ".

Balakovo disabled the second block

May 5, 2009

Balakovo (Saratov region) on Monday evening disconnected from the network to the second power troubleshooting mechanical equipment, said Tuesday the press service of "Energoatom". "Troubleshooting and inclusion unit number 2 in the network is planned on May 5," — said the group that controls all the country's nuclear power plants.

Breakdown led to shutdown of the reactor at the oldest nuclear power plants in the U.S.

April 25, 2009

In the United States stopped the reactor in the country's oldest nuclear power plant Oyster Creek (Oyster Creek). The reason for turning it off, produced on Saturday, April 25, was the failure of one of the two transformers, the Associated Press reported, citing employees at nuclear power plants.

According to the source, the shutdown of the reactor was in normal mode, radiation leaks were reported. However, they were not able to clarify the terms of repair and return date nuclear power plants in operation.

At the Swedish nuclear power plant has leaked fuel

April 16, 2009

The second reactor unit of Swedish nuclear power plants "Forsmark" was stopped at Thursday, April 16, due to a small leak of nuclear fuel in the water-treatment system station.

A spokesman for plant Claes-Inge Andersson (Claes-Inge Andersson) said that the accident is small and does not pose any danger as a fuel leak was "only a few drops." Andersson also said that a second reactor unit station (on "Forsmark" there are only three), and so it was planned to stop the May 3, 2009 for regular refueling.

According to the representative of the nuclear power plant after discovering a defect station management has decided to fill the second reactor unit and start earlier — April 28, 2009.

At night, the world's largest nuclear power plant in Japan occurred in fire

April 12, 2009

A fire at the world's largest nuclear power plant in Japan occurred last night. Burning warehouse. According to the directorate of the Tokyo power company "Tokyo Electric", the external radiation leaks and there were no injuries.

In extinguishing the fire were 10 fire brigades.

At its localization and elimination of the consequences of the accident took about 2 hours.

The incident occurred at the plant, "the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant" located in Niigata prefecture 260 kilometers north-west of Tokyo. The fires occurred at the plant for 9 times after it was stopped in July 2007 because of the massive earthquake of magnitude 6.8 that caused a fire in a transformer station and a small leak of radioactive water and steam.

Stopped unit of Kalinin NPP

April 3, 2009

The third unit of the Kalinin nuclear power plant in the Tver region by automatic protection, reports the Public Information Center of Kalinin NPP and the press-service of the concern "Energoatom".

"The action of automatic protection stopped the third power unit of the Kalinin nuclear power plant," — said in a statement.

The incident, which causes "clarified"Occurred last night" in 21 hours 32 minutes. " Breaches of the conditions of safe operation of power there. Currently, we are the first and second blocks of the station.

The third unit of Novovoronezh shut down for repairs

March 25, 2009

The third unit of Novovoronezh (NV NPP) on Tuesday shut down for repair of heating equipment, the press service of the concern "Energoatom" operating all nuclear power plants in Russia.

The fourth and fifth NV NPP power units operate in a given mode, the radiation situation at the nuclear plant corresponds to the level of natural background levels, the report said.

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