Unplanned Events

Golfech / ‘Significant Safety Event’ Is INES Level 2, Says France’s Regulator

By David Dalton
3 December 2019

Incident was related to non-compliance with general operating rules
‘Significant Safety Event’ Is INES Level 2, Says France’s Regulator
The Golfech nuclear power station in France. Photo courtesy EDF.
An incident at the Golfech nuclear power station in southwest France during the draining of the primary circuit of Unit 2 has been rated by regulator ASN at level 2 on the on the International Nuclear and Radiological Events Scale (INES).

ASN said state-run nuclear operator EDF told it on 11 October of a “significant safety event” relating to non-compliance with general operating rules during the draining of the primary circuit at Golfech-2, a 1,310-MW pressurised water reactor unit that began commercial operation in 1994.

Want to know more?
Sign up.

Pen Use this content

Tags


Related