• 07/03/2012
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NRG: Nuclear Installations in Petten Pass Stress Test

NRG test shows nuclear installations in Dutch Petten can withstand extreme conditions including flooding events and earthquakes, or a combination of both.

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ENGINEERINGNET.EU -- This is shown by the results of an in-depth stress test that were sent by Dutch Minister Verhagen to the Dutch Lower Chamber. In this study, NRG analysed the degree to which the installations are resistant to extreme conditions.

Following the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, in March 2011, all of the nuclear power plants in Europe are being subjected to stress tests.

Although the nuclear reactor in Petten is not a power plant, but a research and isotope production reactor, in 2011, NRG decided to perform such a stress test on the reactor and on the other nuclear facilities on the nuclear site in Petten.

(picture: NRG)

NRG (Nuclear Research & consultancy Group) is an international nuclear service provider and develops and supplies nuclear technology for a reliable and clean energy supply and improved healthcare. NRG operates the High Flux Reactor for energy research and medical isotope production in Petten.