Early on Wednesday morning the editorial office received the following announcement: “The Nuclearelectrica S.A. National Company (SNN) informs that in the morning of June 10 reactor 1 of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant was disconnected from the national energy grid in a controlled manner in order to undergo repair works on the electricity evacuation side. This intervention will take place with the reactor powered-up and will not affect the safety of the reactor, that of the nuclear plant’s personnel, of the population or the environment. Reactor 1 will be reconnected to the national energy grid after the repair works are finished and tests are conducted in line with the plant’s procedures.”
Apparently no problem. It may even be an ordinary announcement.
Still, Mediafax kept a record of the number of times reactor 1 was disconnected and points out that this is the third case this year? The question for the Nuclearelectrica CEO is relevant here: Isn’t this frequency of disconnecting a nuclear reactor too high?
We remind our readers that the Cernavoda nuclear plant has two nuclear reactors operational, each having a capacity of 700 MW.