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Six PWR reactors of 910 MWe each.
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France: Steps To Protect Gravelines Nuclear Plant From Oil Disaster

Monday, March 11, 2013

A catastrophic fire and explosion at a Total oil terminal could affect safety at the adjacent Gravelines nuclear power plant, an annual review of nuclear safety in France has revealed. Total and EDF will make changes to avoid effects on nuclear safety from a previously unconsidered scenario.

In the 1970s two major industrial developments began near the town of Gravelines in the Flanders region of northern France: An oil terminal began operation in 1974, followed one year later by construction of the first reactor at the adjacent Gravelines nuclear power plant. The terminal went on to expand through the 1970s and by 1985 the nuclear power plant was the largest in the world with six reactors in operation.

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Nuclear plants sucking the sea life from British waters, researchers claim

Monday, April 14, 2008

The nuclear industry in Britain is killing billions of fish every year and taking a devastating toll of stocks, an Oxford University academic suggests.

The impact can be so severe in the worst-affected regions of the seas around Britain that death rates are equivalent to half the commercial catch for some species.

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INOPERABILITY OF VALVES OF SAFETY SYSTEMS

During the yearly outage of Gravelines NPP (Unit 6) for checking and refuelling an inspection revealed that 2 valves of an auxiliary circuit were blocked in close position. A pressurized water reactor of 900 to 1300 MWe has a reactor heat removal circuit which assures the removal of residual heat from the fuel during shut-down of the reactor.

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