Fire occured at Penly NPP

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Event Date: 05 April 2012 Event Type: Power Reactor
Event Location: France, PENLY-2 INES Rating: Not provided

Fire extinguished at Penly NPP.
ASN will carry out an inspection on Friday 6 April 2012.

On 5 April 2012, at around 12 midday local time, ASN was informed by the operator EDF that a fire had started in the n°2 reactor building of the Penly NPP (North-West of France). The reactor automatically shut down.

EDF teams and the local firemen brigades entered the reactor building and extinguished small quantities of burning oil. The firemen ensured the fire was totally extinguished.

The reactor is now shut down.

This event will be officially reported by EDF.

The ASN regional office located in Caen will perform an inspection at Penly NPP on Friday 6 April 2012.

INES Rating: Not provided
Release beyond authorized limits? No
Overexposure of a member of the public? No
Overexposure of a worker? No

Contamination spread within the facility? No
Damage to radiological barriers (incl. fuel damage) within the facility? No

Degradation of Defence In-Depth No

Person injured physically or casualty? No
Is there a continuing problem? No

Evangélia Petit
Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN)
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