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Operational event at Ling Ao Nuclear Power Station
     The Nuclear Emergency Committee Office of the Guangdong Province notified the Security Bureau today (April 2) of an operational event at Ling Ao Nuclear Power Station (LNPS), a Security Bureau spokesperson said today.
     On March 31, station staff found a dysfunctional relay in the backup diesel generator of Unit 1 of the LNPS during a regular test. They immediately replaced the relay according to the procedures and its function had resumed normal after replacement. Subsequently, the relevant statistics suggested that the dysfunction time of the relay had exceeded the operational and technical requirements.
     In accordance with the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale and the relevant nuclear safety regulations, this event was classified as a Level 0 deviation on April 1 and did not affect the safe operation of the Unit, the health of the workers, the nearby public or the environment.
     The Daya Bay Nuclear Power Operations and Management Co Ltd has released the details of this event on its website (www.dnmc.com.cn) (Chinese only), which can be viewed in the "operational events" section under the "nuclear and radiation safety information" page of the website.   
Ends/Friday, April 2, 2021
Issued at HKT 23:30
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