Scientists are busy tracking wind movement for a potential cloud of suspicious gas rising from a presumed nuclear power plant incident in China….
Scientists are busy tracking wind movement for a potential cloud of suspicious gas rising from a presumed nuclear power plant incident in China. France-based EDF Energy, which partnered with China to build a nuclear power plant to generate electricity for the Guangzhou and Shenzhen areas there, has reached out to the United States for help in dealing with the situation there.
However, official Chinese media outlets are dismissing the seriousness of the situation –or that anything is really wrong. China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group, the entity responsible for the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant, said through state media, The Global Times, that the “nuclear power plant has operated the reactors strictly in compliance with business license documents and technical procedures.” They added that two nuclear reactors at the facility have been operating in line with nuclear safety regulations and the technical requirements of electricity plants.
A French energy company says it is working to resolve a “performance issue” at a nuclear plant in China following claims of a potential leak.
EDF Energy confirmed that gases that had built up in a component of the plant were deliberately released.
A spokesperson said this was because of a fuel rod problem.
“We are not in a scenario of an accident with a melting core,” an EDF spokesman who did not want to be named told AFP news agency.
“We are not talking about contamination, we are talking about controlled emissions.”