Another safety setback for another EDF nuclear reactor

“A reactor at EDF Energy’s (EDF.PA) Hunterston B nuclear power plant in Scotland will remain offline for additional safety checks after cracks were found in its core, Britain’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) said. …

“Inspections confirmed the expected presence of new keyway root cracks in the reactor core and also identified these happening at a slightly higher rate than modelled,” EDF Energy said in a statement.

The reactor has been offline since March and was due to come back online this month, but EDF Energy has extended the outage until later this year. …”

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-nuclear/cracks-in-scottish-nuclear-reactor-core-prompt-safety-checks-idUKKBN1I40LM

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