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Switzerland / Leibstadt Cladding Problems Revised Down To INES Level 0

By David Dalton
18 September 2019

Leibstadt Cladding Problems Revised Down To INES Level 0
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The Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (Ensi) said suspected oxidation problems on the cladding material of some fuel rods at the single-unit Leibstadt nuclear station were caused by harmless deposits known as crud.

Ensi said because of the findings it had revised its original Level 1 finding on the International Nuclear and Radiological Events Scale (INES) to Level 0.

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