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Technical Malfunction Causes Paks Reactor Trip

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.08.13.

The Paks nuclear power plant reported a reactor trip on Thursday caused by a technical malfunction.

The malfunction caused an automatic shutdown of the plant’s number four block at 3.45am, operator MVM Paksi Atomerőmű said on its website.

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Green opposition LMP has blamed the government for what it called its failure to duly prepare for disassembling the currently operating reactors of the Paks nuclear power plant and the final disposal of nuclear waste. The estimated costs of disassembly total 1,650 billion forints (EUR 4.8bn) but only 300 billion forints is available in the […]Continue reading

The trip has no effect on nuclear safety, the operator said, adding that experts are working to resolve the issue.

Each of the plant’s four blocks has a nominal capacity of 500MW. Paks accounts for about half of domestic electricity production.

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