Unit 6 of Bulgaria' Kozloduy NPP Shut Down Due To Drainage Pipe Issue

Energy | October 28, 2013, Monday // 12:47|  views

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Unit 6 of Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear power plant has been disconnected from the electricity grid on Monday, due to a drainage pipe issue.

The 1000-MW unit 6 of Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear power plant was disconnected from the country’s power grid at 07:30 am on Monday, October 28 due to a problem in the drainage system, a non-nuclear related issue, according to a media statement of Kozloduy NPP.

The Nuclear Regulatory Agency has been notified for the incident.

The drainage pipe problem was detected in the non-nuclear part of the Unit and there is no registered increase in radiation level at the plant.

Teams are working on to fix the drain pipe defect.

The other 1000-MW unit of the Kozloduy NPP, unit 5, works at 100% capacity.

The incident happens just two days after the completion of a scheduled 35 days annual overhaul of the unit that was put back online on Saturday.

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