Taishan 1 radiological release

CNN is reporting the following: Exclusive: US assessing reported leak at Chinese nuclear power facility  Taishan 1 is the first EPR to go commercial. The instrumentation and control systems at Taishan may not have played a role in whatever is occurring.  However, I was part of an arbitration hearing between TVO and Siemens/Framatome  Because of various safety issues, the other EPRs including TVO’s OL3 still haven’t gone commercial. I was an expert witness to TVO on the cyber security of the control systems in the initial design for OL3 and also supported Fortum on Loviisa’s attempt to do a full digital upgrade. Neither was unsuccessful. I never understood how China could have moved forward with the initial EPR design when it wasn’t licensable anywhere else. 


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