China has fined a manufacturer of components used in nuclear power plants for safety breaches at two facilities, the environment ministry said. Dalian Teikoku Canned Motor Pump Co., Ltd , a wholly-owned unit of Japan’s Teikoku Electric Manufacturing Co., Ltd, was found to have violated operating rules concerning unit welding at the Yangjiang Nuclear Power Station in Guangdong province, according to a statement posted on the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP)’s website on Feb. 14. The company also failed to register the design of a canned motor pump to be used in the Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Station in Liaoning Province, according to the MEP. Canned motor pumps are designed to offer greater protection against leaks compared with conventional pumps.
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