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    China reconnects nuclear reactor after shutdown due to damage

    BEIJING (AFP) – A nuclear reactor in southern China has been reconnected to the electricity grid more than a year after it was shut down to repair damage, its operator said.

    Part of Taishan nuclear power plant in Guangdong province was taken offline last July after Chinese authorities reported minor fuel rod damage and a build-up of radioactive gases at the plant.

    Operators reconnected the damaged reactor after months of “inspection and maintenance”, China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) said in a stock exchange filing late on Tuesday.

    “The monitoring results of Taishan Nuclear Power Plant and its surrounding environment are normal,” CGN said in the filing, without giving further details.

    The plant is operated in a partnership with French nuclear firm Framatome and uses the European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) design, which was developed to relaunch nuclear power in Europe after the Chernobyl catastrophe of 1986.

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