Alert at nuclear power plant in Spain

No hazard for people or environment

Special Correspondent

17 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Alert at nuclear power plant in Spain

The Spanish nuclear safety regulator, Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear (CSN) informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that an alert was declared at 22:40 UTC on 15 May 2021 at Unit 1 of the Trillo Nuclear Power Plant, about 80 kilometres northeast of Madrid, said a International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) release.

CSN informed the IAEA that the alert was declared after a fire in the main electrical transformer occurred and caused the automatic shutdown of the reactor.

The fire was extinguished after 15 minutes and the alert was ended at 00:42 UTC on 16 May 2021. According to CSN, no safety systems were affected and the event, rated provisionally at level 0 on the INES scale, had no impact on the workers, the public or the environment.

The IAEA remains in contact with authorities in Spain.