Spain nuclear plants halted, watchdog calls meeting

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

MADRID, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Spain's nuclear watchdog on Monday called for a meeting of plant operators following the second unscheduled disconnection of a reactor in as many days.
The Nuclear Safety Council (CSN) confirmed earlier reports by industry sources that the 500-megawatt Garona plant was off line, due to an error in work on high-voltage installations which automatically halted the plant.

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Spanish nuclear plant closed after fire in electrical generator

Monday, August 25, 2008

MADRID (AFP) — A Spanish nuclear power plant shut down after an electrical generator fire Sunday, safety officials said, the latest incident at a reactor that has already been hit with record fines for its safety record.

The incident came just weeks after the government vowed to take action against another nuclear station over a radioactive leak last year.

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Spain government vows firm action on nuclear leak

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's government said on Tuesday it would take firm action against a nuclear plant after the watchdog pressed for charges over its handling of a radioactive leak for which 2,600 people had to be screened.

After a months-long investigation, the Nuclear Safety Council (CSN) on Tuesday asked the government to sanction the Asco I plant on four charges of seriously breaching safety regulations arising from a leak in November.

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Spain's Vandellos II 1,000 MW nuclear plant online

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

MADRID, July 22 (Reuters) - Spain's 1,000 megawatt Vandellos II nuclear plant was reconnected to the national grid on Tuesday morning, having been offline since Sunday, a spokesman said.

The spokesman added that the plant had been feeding the grid since 0526 GMT and was currently supply about 120 MW. All of Spain's eight nuclear power plants are now working at part or full capacity.

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Four Spanish nuclear plants suffer faults in 72 hours

Monday, June 30, 2008

None of the incidents was serious and there was no danger to workers or the environment at any time.
Four Spanish nuclear plants have suffered some form of breakdown over the past 72 hours.

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