China admits problems with fuel rods in Taishan nuclear power plant – World Chronicle

Beijing – China’s nuclear regulators have denied a leak at South China’s Taishan nuclear power plant, but acknowledged problems with fuel rods. The nuclear safety agency announced on Thursday via the Weibo short message service that an estimated five of the 60,000 fuel rods were damaged. As a result, there is an increased level of radioactivity in reactor 1, but this is within permitted limits. “The operational safety of the nuclear power plant is guaranteed,” it said.