Radio Taiwan International
The Atomic Energy Council (AEC) says its review of a safety evaluation report on the No. 2 reactor of Taiwan’s First Nuclear Power Plant will be ready in a week or two. The AEC made the statement Monday.
The AEC had requested that Taiwan’s state-run power company – Taipower – submit the report. That’s after the atomic energy body found that the power plant had activated a “coastdown” process on its No. 2 reactor.
“Coastdown” refers to an action that permits the reactor power level to decrease gradually as the fuel in the core is depleted.
This is the first time that Taipower has started a coastdown process on a reactor for generation dispatching – or adjusting the amount of electricity produced by different generation units. [FULL STORY]