Source Pravda.Ru

Three cases of violations in running nuclear power plants were registered in Russia in July, this year.

Three cases of violations in running nuclear power plants were registered in Russia in July, this year. The RIA Novosti correspondent was told about it on Friday in the press centre of the Russian State Nuclear Safety Inspectorate.

Power-generating unit No. 1 at the Smolensk Nuclear Power Plant (the Central Federal District) was being discharged on July 1 with the use of a malfunctioning reserve pump. On power-generating unit No. 5 of the Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant (the Central Federal District) the emergency protection system tripped on July 17 because the oil pressure regulator in the turbogenerator went out of service. On power-generating unit No. 2 of the Bilibino Nuclear Power Plant (the Far Eastern Federal District) the emergency protection system tripped on July 18 because of malfunctions in the auxiliary equipment.

In all these cases no harm was done to anyone, and radiation remained at the level not topping the background value, reported the State Nuclear Safety Inspectorate.