[Machine Translation] Decommissioned on 9 February after a fire start, reactor 1 of the Flamanville nuclear power plant will remain disconnected from the grid until 31 March. Reactor 1 of the Flamanville (Manche) nuclear power plant, which was decommissioned on 9 February following a fire start in a non-nuclear zone, will eventually be disconnected from the grid until 31 March, “Said EDF on Friday. The full analysis of the damage caused by this incident has shown the need to carry out operations “on the system of discharge of energy that is under the alternator”, explained EDF to the AFP. Initially, EDF was planning to reactivate this 1,300 megawatt reactor on 19 February. On Thursday, 9 February, a “detonation and a fire start”, under the terms of the Nuclear Safety Authority, took place under this alternator in the engine room of the reactor, in a non-nuclear zone of the plant. On Friday, nine reactors were out of 58 on the French nuclear fleet, according to data provided by the electrician and published on the RTE website.
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