Goal 4 nuclear reactor restarted

Goal 4 nuclear reactor restarted

World January 13, 2017 21:57

brussels - The nuclear reactor Doel 4 in Belgium Friday started again. According Engie-energy company Electrabel, it takes a few weeks before the reactor is back in full force.

The reactor was shut Tuesday. Cause was a 'irregularity' in the connection between the central and the high-voltage, causing escaping steam. An employee of a subcontractor who was working at that time in the machine room thereby injured.

Supervisor FANC (Federal Agency for Nuclear Control) classed the incident at level 0 on the INES scale of nuclear incidents. Events at level 0 usually have little interest in the field of nuclear safety, the FANC sets. The incident in Goal 4 ' therefore had no impact on the welfare of the other workers, the public or the environment. '

Belgium has seven nuclear reactors, four in Doel and three in Wallonia Tihange. Arranged one falls silent by an unexpected malfunction. The problems raise questions in the neighboring countries about the safety of these plants.

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