Radiation & EnvironmentIrradiation & DevelopmentSafety & Power
15.11.2013

NRG launches a ‘Return-To-Service’ program


NRG has decided to temporarily bring all nuclear facilities and processes connected into a safe shutdown mode the coming week. Depending on facility and process this situation can last up to 3 months. Customers, stakeholders and relations of NRG are informed of this temporary situation.

 

At this moment the High Flux Reactor (HFR) is not operational, pending the evaluation of the Dutch Competent Authorities of an issue with one of the HFR control rods. The Molybdenum Production Facility (MPF) is also out of operation, pending the evaluation of the measurement of the uranium levels in the waste tanks of the facility.

 

To avoid unplanned outages in the future, NRG will implement changes in technology, safety systems and the organisation, for which a ‘return to service’ program has been initiated. The current safe shutdown mode of operation is a prerequisite for implementation of this program. There are no safety issues at NRG. The time claimed for the ‘return to service’ program is needed to improve operational reliability for the long-term future.

 

NRG activities unrelated to the Petten nuclear facilities will be continued as normal.

 

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For more information please contact the NRG Press Office, tel: 0224 56 4653 or info@nrg.eu.