INES Level 1 Nuclear Event — Pump incident at Belgian plant

Published: February 15th, 2013 at 2:52 pm ET
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DMorgen (Google Translation), Feb. 15, 2013 at ~12:45p ET:
h/t Anonymous tip

New water pump incident [...] After analysis, the incident was classified as a level 1 of the INES* scale (International Nuclear Event Scale) [...]

Lalibre.be (Google Translation), Feb. 15, 2013 at ~1:30p ET:

Doel: technical incident at the nuclear [...] The defect was classified at Level 1 (anomaly) on the INES scale (with 7 levels). A pressure difference was found on a turbopump unit 2 of the Doel nuclear power plant, announced Friday the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) on its website.

*The [INES] International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale is a worldwide tool for communicating to the public in an open and consistent way the safety significance of nuclear and radiological events -IAEA

It appears the last INES event involving a nuclear reactor was last April.

See also: AFP: Fires, radioactive fluid leak at French nuclear plant -- Level 1 on INES scale... 'provisionally' -- Small pools of burning oil

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