December 10th, local time, the Finnish Broadcasting Corporation reported that the second unit of the Orgilotto nuclear power plant in Finland had a serious failure at 12:22 on the 10th, resulting in an emergency shutdown. The failure may be caused by the failure of the reactor water treatment system.
According to the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Center (STUK), the nuclear power plant is in stable condition and the nuclear power plant is in a safe state. The center said that the nuclear power plant did not release nuclear radiation material into the environment and did not harm the environment.
The Finnish TVO Power Company and the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Center held a press conference. Petteri Tiippana, Director-General of the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Center, said, “When high-level radioactive data are measured, the nuclear power plant immediately activates the highest level of protection measures, immediately isolates the high-radioactive reactor, and activates automatic fast in the reactor.
Shut down quickly. The incident did not cause radiation to employees, nor did it cause personal injury. In reactor plants, radiation levels are usually high, and workers do not move there, so there is no risk to workers.”
Jarmo Tanhua, president and CEO of Finnish TVO Power Company, said it is not known how long the nuclear power plant will be closed and when it will be restarted.
Petri Tipana of the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Center confirmed that the employees of the nuclear power plant were not in danger. The cause of the accident is uncertain, but Jamo Tanwar, a Finnish TVO power company, speculated that “it may be a problem filtering the reactor water treatment system.” But this still needs further investigation.