Hinkley Point C have dispelled fears after a ‘leak’ was reported at a nuclear plant with the same reactor design. The nuclear power plant radiation incident occurred at China’s near nuclear reactor at Taishan, in Guangdong. It comes after reports the US government had been assessing accounts of a leak at the Taishan plant. French nuclear energy company Framatome, a subsidiary of EDF Energy, helps operate and jointly owns the facility. EDF confirmed that radioactive gases that had built up in a part of the plant were deliberately released due to a fuel rod failure, after the coating on a “small number” of the rods deteriorated.
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