Output at two EDF nuclear reactors cut due to heatwave

19/07/2017 11:42 Nuclear

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French electric utility company EDF announced about the reduction of the output at two reactors at its Tricastin nuclear plant located in southern France, due to blistering weather.

The spokesperson for the company said that reactors 1 and 3 lowered their production by 735 MW and 651MW respectively. It was done to reduce the amount of heated non-radioactive water flowing from the cooling system into the Rhone river so as not to increase the already hot water in the river and not harm the plants and animals living in it.


The reactors will return to their normal output on Wednesday following the heavy thunderstorm forecast a day before, expected to cool the area.
 

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