Action auto electric protection on the South-Ukrainian NPP was shut off, the generator 3 of the third unit, said the press service of " Energoatom ".
"Perhaps the cause of the outage is the loss of generator excitation. Reactor power unit No. 3 are unloaded to 10% of the nominal power. Remarks on the work of the reactor no ", - reported in the report on the Internet representation of the organization.
From the message that the incident has no connection with the operation of Westinghouse fuel, and applies only to the performance of electrical parts of machinery. The radiation background at an industrial site South-Ukrainian NPP is located at the level of natural background values, which were measured before start-up of a nuclear power station. Emissions of radioactive substances into the environment does not exceed the specified permissible values. South-Ukrainian NPP is located on the banks of the southern bug in Yuzhnoukrainsk the Nikolaev area and is a separate division of NNEGC " Energoatom ". Is part of the southern-the Ukrainian power complex. Remember, March 20 was declared that on the South-Ukrainian nuclear power plant was uploaded modernized fuel TVs-WR production in the us-Japanese Westinghouse organization in the reactor of the 3rd power unit of the station. on 18 March the Commissioner of Russia to the IAEA Board of governors Grigory Berdennikov said that Kiev's decision to apply manufactured by the American company Westinghouse Fuel for Ukrainian nuclear power plants increases the probability of the cast to a major catastrophe. Remember, at the end of December of last year the Ukrainian Energoatom and the American Westinghouse signed an agreement to increase the supply of nuclear fuel From the US for nuclear power plants in Ukraine until 2020. In the capital of Russia alarmed by this letter, noting that the deal Kiev with Westinghouse ignores considerations of nuclear safety. In the IAEA told that Ukraine should be free to decide the issue of procurement of fuel for nuclear power plants. We emphasize that Ukraine had previously announced plans by 2017 to increase the power plant. Fuel was planned not to buy from Russia, and the American organization of Westinghouse. It was noted that American Fuel in many respects inferior to the Russian, native boilers, which operates Ukraine. Thus, in 2012 the Ukrainian Energoatom has made collision with technical problems on the 2nd and 3rd blocks of the South-Ukrainian NPP. Difficulties were associated with deviations in the " nuclear fuel TVs-W, produced by Westinghouse. Because of this I had to unload all the fuel assemblies and replace them with fuel of Russian production.