New reactor vessel for Belarusian NPP in transportation incident

Representatives of nuclear power plant claim that the reactor damage has not been detected.

The fact that on December 26 the reactor vessel struck on rail post was confirmed at the Belarusian NPP, the following message was published:

“During the vessel transportation, at the ‘Slaunaye’ station, the reactor vessel for nuclear power plant came in a light contact with a utility pole”.

Damage to the reactor vessel has not been detected, the cargo is arriving on schedule, source at the Belarusian NPP said.

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Change of the nuclear power plant launch date is due to the incident that occurred at the site on July 10. During the test installation of the reactor vessel, the 330-ton unit broke away and fell from a height of two to four meters. The Russian side later declared its readiness to replace the damaged body.