Paks nuclear plant block shut down following malfunction

Recycling

wikimedia

A control system malfunction prompted the automatic shutdown of block one of the Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary, the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (OAH) said, according to Hungarian news agency MTI.

The shutdown met nuclear safety requirements, and it did not necessitate the use of automatic defense systems or ultimately compromise the safety of the block, MTI quoted the OAH as saying.

Work to fix the malfunction has begun, and the block will be re-started once the problem is fixed, the report continued.

The reactor is expected to be back in use tomorrow, Antal Kovács, communications director of Paks, told MTI, adding that the power plant’s other three blocks remained unaffected. 

Last week, OAH announced that the output of the block had been scaled back by more than 100MW due to a generator malfunction, according to MTI.

ADVERTISEMENT

Századvég raises GDP forecast to 7.8% Analysis

Századvég raises GDP forecast to 7.8%

Opposition parties to begin PM candidate primaries Elections

Opposition parties to begin PM candidate primaries

New editor-in-chief at Betone Studio Appointments

New editor-in-chief at Betone Studio

Budapest leaders make public transport free for under-14s City

Budapest leaders make public transport free for under-14s

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.