Restart nuclear reactor Tihange month delayed

Restart nuclear reactor Tihange month delayed

World February 20, 2017 10:06

tihange - The restart of the Belgian reactor Tihange 1 has been postponed again. Instead of the end of February, the March 31, showed Engie operator Electrabel know.

The restart has been postponed several times. The repairs to a building in the non-nuclear part of the plant last longer than previously thought. In September the reactor, which is located southwest of Maastricht, some 50 kilometers, shut down after a building where auxiliary pumps stand was damaged.

Before the restart will take place FANC (Agency for Nuclear Control) that there are tests and studies are done, the Belgian newspaper Le Soir reported last weekend. The Agency reviewed the report in which the operator indicated to resume power production in late February as insufficient, the newspaper said.

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