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AEC approves restart of No 1 reactor at second nuclear plant

Power News - Published on Tue, 04 Dec 2018

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Focus Taiwan reported that the No 1 reactor at the second nuclear power plant in New Taipei's Wanli District is expected to restart soon, following the completion of its annual maintenance. Atomic Energy Council said that Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) submitted an application on Nov. 13 to restart its No. 1 reactor, after it was taken offline on Oct. 11. The reactor failed to pass its initial inspection after on-site inspectors discovered leaks on the ceiling of the reactor's building.

A report was later filed by Taipower to the AEC on Nov. 23 that explained the cause of the leak and detailed repairs done to resolve the issue.

The AEC finally gave the green light to restarting operations on Friday after receiving a final safety assessment review from its inspectors.

A restart date has yet to be confirmed by the AEC.

The last time work was carried on the second power plant was on June 7, when its No. 2 reactor was taken offline for a brief safety inspection, but operations resumed within a day.

The inspection was scheduled because the vibration calibration of the reactor's side bearings needed to be adjusted, according to Taipower.

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Posted By : Nanda Koijam on Tue, 04 Dec 2018
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