At the Belgian nuclear power plant found a nuclear reactor defect

The operator Engie-Electrabel discovered a defect in the construction of the third nuclear reactor at Tianzh NPP in Belgium’s Wallonia.

The power unit was temporarily decommissioned on March 30 for a scheduled safety check.

In the course of the work, the specialists determined by testing the deterioration of the technical characteristics of concrete in the ceiling part of the five-storey armored reactor bunker in which the emergency systems are located. Engie-Electrabel discovered “anomalies in reinforced concrete reinforcement that existed since the construction of the building.

There is a possibility that the detected defect can potentially affect the strength of the structure.

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