Government receives notice of operational event at Yangjiang nuclear power plant

The Unitary Police Service has today received a notice regarding an operational event at a facility run by Yangjiang Nuclear Power Co Ltd.

The notice was given by Guangdong Province’s Emergency Management Office, via the mechanism established under the “Guangdong-Macao Cooperation Consensus in Case of a Guangdong Nuclear Power Plant Emergency”.

On Wednesday (26 June), an error occurred relating to an auxiliary feed pump system of Unit 1 of the Yangjiang nuclear power plant during some scheduled maintenance work. Staff managed to fix the issue in a timely manner and the pumping system was immediately restored to its normal condition.

According to the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale, measured over seven levels, this operational event was a “Below Scale”, i.e. “Level 0" event. This meant it had no significance in terms of either the safe operation of the nuclear power station, the health of its staff, the safety of the nearby public, or the protection of the environment.

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