New Incident at the Cattenom Nuclear Power Station in Moselle

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New incident at the Cattenom nuclear power station in Moselle

A new incident was reported at the Cattenom nuclear power station in Moselle. EDF reassures and asserts that there is no impact on safety and the environment.

EDF has also announced a new incident at the Cattenom nuclear power station near Thionville (Moselle), a site that the public company operates.

On the night of June 25th to June 26th, 2019, the operators of the plant shut down the production unit No. 4 “in the application of the operating instructions”, according to a statement from the operator.

A technical breakdown

“This shutdown is related to the loss of power to an electronic cabinet. In this situation, the current operating rules provide for the shutdown of the production unit concerned, explains EDF.

“This shutdown has no impact on the safety of the installations and the teams are currently working on changing the power supply in order to restart the production unit.”

The production unit # 1 is currently in scheduled shutdown for maintenance and renewal of the fuel since Saturday, May 11th, 2019. The production units No. 2 and 3 are in operation and feed the national electricity grid.

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