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France’s nuclear power plant shuts down due to pipe leak

France’s nuclear power plant shuts down due to pipe leak

Caption: Fessenheim nuclear power plant

Unit 1 at the Fessenheim nuclear power plant in France shut down Feb. 28 following the discovery of a leak.
 
Workers with EDF diagnosed the cause as a leak in a pipe downstream of a condenser in the engine room outside of the nuclear zone. Workers are repairing the pipeline and will reconnect the unit to the grid when repairs are completed.
 
Unit 2 is currently down for a refueling and maintenance outage. The Fessenheim plant is one of France’s oldest plants and is located right along the borders of Germany and Switzerland.
 
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