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Operational event at Taishan Nuclear Power Station
     The Nuclear Emergency Committee Office of Guangdong Province notified the Security Bureau of an operational event at Taishan Nuclear Power Station (TNPS), a Security Bureau spokesperson said today (April 8).

     On April 5, when the exhaust gas treatment system of Unit 1 of TNPS was performing a planned special operation, the monitoring system indicated that there was a short-term release of a very small amount of gas, which was then dealt with in a timely manner. Upon checking, it was confirmed that the gas emitted in the event only amounted to 0.00044 per cent of the annual limit.

     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 6 and did not affect the safe operation of the Unit, the health of the workers, the nearby public or the environment. According to the radiation monitoring results from the Hong Kong Observatory, the environmental radiation levels in Hong Kong have remained normal since the event occurred.

     Taishan Nuclear Power Joint Venture Co Ltd has released the details of this event on its website (www.tnpjvc.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/Thursday, April 8, 2021
Issued at HKT 16:19
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