There was a leak at one of the European nuclear power plants. Do we have reason to be concerned
Do we have reasons to be concerned about the leak from a nuclear power plant?
According to the website “Super Express”, there was a leak at the Loviisa nuclear power plant located in the south-eastern part of Finland. This is the second such case. The first leak was found on Saturday, October 1, the second on Wednesday, October 5. The company that owns the facility ensures that none of the spills pose a threat to the environment and people.
Second spill at a Finnish nuclear power plant
Saturday's leak took place in block 2 of the Finnish nuclear power plant, the second was detected in block 1, which is currently out of service due to an annual inspection. The leak was found on the water system, it occurred on the main pump.
Representatives of the company that owns the facility reassure you that the leakage posed no threat to the environment, people or the operation of the nuclear power plant itself. The deputy head of the plant, Thomas Buddas, stated that the two events were not directly or indirectly related to each other.
Extension of maintenance works
< p> The only consequence of a detected leak is an extension of the maintenance work on the unit. The reactor was due to restart on Sunday, October 9, and if a leak was detected, the deadline would be postponed by about a week.
Company officials argue that such leaks are not uncommon during mandatory restoration work. That is why preventive tests are carried out to detect possible irregularities and defects.
— Nino Brodin (@Orgetorix) October 3, 2022
From the information provided According to the company that owns the plant, the unit where the first leak occurred is now operating normally.
What do you think of the whole situation?