Rosenergoatom has denied reports of emergency at nuclear power plants in the North-West of Russia
No deviations from safe operation conditions in nuclear power plants in Northwest Russia in June was not a radiation environment consistent with normal values reported RIA Novosti, the official representative of the concern "Rosenergoatom" (the operator of all nuclear power plants in the Russian Federation, member of the state Corporation "Rosatom").
Earlier on Friday, some media reported that in early June, the authorities of nuclear and radiation safety in Sweden, Norway and Finland recorded in the atmosphere over the territory of Northern Europe a slight increase in the concentrations of radioactive isotopes with so-called reactor origin. It was also reported that, according to calculations by the National institutes of health and the environment (RIVM) of the Netherlands, these isotopes allegedly received from Russia, and that the cause of the incident may be the depressurization of the fuel element in a reactor of any nuclear power plant.
"No incidents at the Leningrad and Kola nuclear power plant is not fixed. Both stations are operating normally, comments on the operation of the equipment is not" - said the representative of Rosenergoatom.
According to him, from the beginning of June "in the reactor equipment nuclear power plants there are no abnormalities that contribute to the regulatory body (Rostekhnadzor), including no damage to reactor equipment, primary circuit, fuel channels, fuel assemblies (fresh and spent), and the like", - said the Agency interlocutor.
"The total emissions of Leningrad NPP and Kola NPP for all the regulated isotopes for a specified period did not exceed control values. Incidents involving the release of radionuclides beyond the established barriers do not exist. Radiation situation on the industrial sites of both NPPs and in their locations - both in June and is currently unchanged at the level corresponding to normal operation of power units do not exceed natural background values", - said the representative of the group.
According to him, at the Leningrad NPP in the work there are power units №№2, 4 and 5 (according to another classification, the power unit №1 of Leningrad NPP-2), which carry the total load of 3200 MW. Unit №1 of the Leningrad NPP was shut down in 2019 to decommissioning of the unit 3 15 may 2020 is in the turnarounds.
At Kola NPP are in operation power units No. 1 and 2, the total load - 622 MW. Power units No. 3 and 4 are planned average repair of 16 may and 11 June, respectively, said the representative of Rosenergoatom.