French state-controlled utility EDF will make more inspections at its Flamanville and Taishan nuclear sites after valve leaks were reported at Finland’s Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) nuclear reactor, a company’s spokesman said on Wednesday. EDF was unaware of any major issues at Flamanville and Taishan sites similar to the valve leaks in Finland, the spokesman also said. Finland’s nuclear watchdog reported on May 25 valve problems in a component involved in the cooling process at the long-delayed OL3 nuclear reactor.
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EDF will inspect the safety valves of its European pressurized water reactor (EPR) under construction in Flamanville but this will not delay the commissioning of the unit, she said Thursday. “Extensive inspections will be carried out in Flamanville and [on the two Chinese EPR] in Taishan when the reactors shut down next summer,” said an EDF spokesperson in Montel, after the discovery of a leak on similar equipment on the Finnish EPR Olkiluoto 3 (OL3). He did not specify when the inspections would take place on the Flamanville site (1.6 GW), in the English Channel, but assured that these would have no impact on the commissioning of the unit, planned for 2023, nor on the cost of the site, estimated at EUR 12.4 billion.
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