Overhaul of Third Nuclear Power Plant reactor begins

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/10/11
By: Kuo Chu-chen and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Oct. 11 (CNA) The first reactor at the Third Nuclear Power Plant in southern Taiwan

CNA file photo

CNA file photo

started a 41-day major overhaul on Tuesday and will not be operational again until Nov. 20.

The overhaul will include a fuel change and work to maintain the reactor and other facilities.

During the suspension and restart of reactor operations, white water vapor will be released from the plant, an official statement indicated, pointing out this is a normal procedure and no cause for public concern.

The third nuclear power plant has two reactors which after 18 months of continual operation need to be overhauled, including a fuel change, related checks and maintenance work.    [FULL  STORY]

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