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Environment Ministry denies Leak at Taishan Nuclear Power Plant

China has dismissed reports by US broadcaster CNN about a possible leak at the Taishan nuclear power plant in the southeast of the country. Radiation levels were also not above the limits, the Ministry of Environmental Protection in Beijing announced on Wednesday via Wechat. There was indeed an increase in radioactive radiation. But this was due to damage to a small number of fuel rods, which in turn was not unusual, it said. “Environmental monitoring in the vicinity of the Taishan nuclear power plant has not revealed any abnormal parameters. (…) This shows that there has been no leak.”

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