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China admits damage to fuel rods at nuclear power plant, increased radiation levels

The Chinese government acknowledged damage to fuel rods at a nuclear power plant, but ruled out a high level of radioactive leak. China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment said the problem was “common” with no need for concern. It was earlier reported that a French energy firm which helps operate the plant in Guangdong province […]

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Nuclear power plant in China faces performance issues, gas leak

A French energy company is working to resolve a “performance issue” at a nuclear plant in China following claims of a potential leak. EDF Energy said 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 […]