In France, discuss what to do with the work of nuclear power plants in the worsening of the coronavirus pandemic

In France, discuss what to do with the work of nuclear power plants in the worsening of the coronavirus pandemic

In France, a serious issue is being discussed regarding the safe operation of nuclear facilities in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. It is noted that in the early 2000s, a program was developed and approved in the country that regulated the work of personnel at nuclear power plants in the event of a sharp decrease in the number of employees (primarily because of illness or due to the threat of illness). This program was somewhat modified after the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan.


The program, which operates today, allows you to operate nuclear power plants in France with a minimum of 60 percent of personnel for 15 days. We are talking about 19 objects of the French nuclear industry. In the absence of 25% of the number of employees at the workplace, the program provides for the operation of stations for a period of up to 12 weeks.

In this regard, questions have arisen to the leadership of the industry: what if, during a coronavirus pandemic, the situation boils down to the fact that less than 60 percent of the personnel will be required to be left at the stations? Is it necessary to put the NPP into conservation mode?

The industry assures that with the spread of the coronavirus, there will be no threat to the continuity of nuclear power plants.

When the leadership of the nuclear industry in France was asked to specify possible measures, nothing concrete was said at the moment. Only general phrases - "The work will be divided into stages depending on the development of the situation."

French experts note that in the case of the spread of COVID-19, the control of reactors may have to be transferred to telemetry mode - when employees do not contact each other in the control room, but are in different places. However, this is only possible for relatively new power units. Moreover, there is a need for additional involvement of IT specialists who will not only set up telemetry control of reactors, but will also achieve 100% protection of the communication channels between NPP employees.

For reference: the nuclear industry in France accounts for at least 65% of electricity generation.
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  1. Lord of the Sith 17 March 2020 14: 06 New
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    They will work in the OZK, what is there to think.
    1. Shurik70 17 March 2020 21: 16 New
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      Telemetry mode for reactor control?
      Seriously?
      Hopefully not over the internet? And then the French will have such a gift for cyber-terrorists to make.
  2. Gray brother 17 March 2020 14: 07 New
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    To transport employees to the territory of the facility in advance, to resettle in trailers and utility rooms, to divide into shifts isolated from each other. Permanent medical supervision.
    Nothing complicated like that.
    1. Barmaleyka 17 March 2020 14: 28 New
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      Quote: Gray Brother
      Nothing complicated like that.

      for us born in the USSR, but for consumers this is the end of the world
      1. g1washntwn 17 March 2020 14: 46 New
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        Quote: Barmaleyka
        and for consumers it's the end of the world

        NPPs and consumers .... Electrons in wires, it seems, until viruses carry ... lol Express yourself more clearly.
    2. vladcub 17 March 2020 14: 44 New
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      Macron urgently needs you.
      That’s who I don’t envy the government so now: if a bolt is driven into everything, it’s fraught with consequences and it will come to unrest. React, and how to react. Figs knows what he’ll come up with?
    3. sharp-lad 17 March 2020 20: 50 New
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      Isolate with families. hi
      1. Gray brother 17 March 2020 21: 04 New
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        Quote: sharp-lad
        Isolate with families.

        Humanely. But not necessarily.
        1. sharp-lad 17 March 2020 21: 35 New
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          Workers will work more efficiently and reliably knowing that nothing will happen to families, plus the normal psychological situation between shifts. hi
          1. Gray brother 17 March 2020 22: 30 New
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            Quote: sharp-lad
            Workers will work more efficiently and reliably knowing that nothing will happen to families

            Fewer people - more oxygen, and it’s easier to control. So the relatives will be infected.
            They do not have closed cities, like ours (and the smaller the settlement, the easier it is to control it), therefore, more stringent measures can not be dispensed with.
            1. sharp-lad 18 March 2020 12: 18 New
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              So imagine a situation when one of the leading workers dies a family at a time when he was saving the situation at such an important facility instead of ensuring the safety of his family. And if he decides that the whole world is to blame and wants to meet his family, grabbing as many "fellow travelers" as possible? It is much cheaper and more reliable to organize the protection of the families of such workers than to lose confidence in the safe and reliable operation of the most important public facilities. hi
    4. Artavazdych 18 March 2020 13: 14 New
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      Isolated shifts - how do you imagine this? I can not understand.
      Settle in trailers ... a good thought, but only our non-existent "effective" can’t even return the ballot boxes. People crap on the walls. That's right, one touch is just
    5. Mosen6Ish 27 March 2020 13: 51 New
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      and chained to the leg so that they would not run away.
      1. Gray brother 27 March 2020 14: 27 New
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        Quote: Mosen6Ish
        and chained to the leg so that they would not run away.

        It’s better to give money so that you don’t feel like running.
  3. faterdom 17 March 2020 14: 08 New
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    It is necessary to close. And Nord Stream-3 to build.
    1. tihonmarine 17 March 2020 14: 22 New
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      Quote: faterdom
      It is necessary to close.

      Preserve the station. Sit at home and switch to candlelight.
    2. vadim dok 17 March 2020 15: 38 New
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      You do not need SP 3, and the Power of Siberia has already been closed, even China does not need gas from the Russian Federation!
  4. igorspb 17 March 2020 14: 10 New
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    when aggravated, it will be reasonable to undermine, several problems are solved at once ...
    1. orionvitt 17 March 2020 19: 37 New
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      Quote: igorspb
      wise to undermine

      Yeah, then the coronavirus will seem like a child’s game. As in that joke, about a purgen from a headache. Take the pill, and you will immediately forget about the headache.
  5. askort154 17 March 2020 14: 21 New
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    People working in an embrace with uranium, any coronavirus sideways.
    The main thing they do not lose potency. (from section, black humor crying )
    1. sabakina 17 March 2020 14: 32 New
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      Quote: askort154
      People working in an embrace with uranium, any coronavirus sideways.
      The main thing they do not lose potency. (from section, black humor crying )

      Oh, if it were only potency ....
  6. asv363 17 March 2020 14: 27 New
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    Two employees who became ill (or infected) with coronavirus were detected at French nuclear power plants a few days ago.
  7. Barmaleyka 17 March 2020 14: 27 New
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    but weakly how to sleep in the "Great Patriotic War" in the USSR in the Great Patriotic War? !!!!
    1. Honest Citizen 17 March 2020 14: 31 New
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      Quote: Barmaleyka
      but weakly how to sleep in the "Great Patriotic War" in the USSR in the Great Patriotic War? !!!!

      They will never do that. Personal is more expensive than public. Different levels of understanding and of course different levels of responsibility.
  8. Mavrikiy 17 March 2020 14: 28 New
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    reactor management may have to be switched to telemetry mode - when employees do not contact each other in the control room, but are in different places.
    democracy in its purest form. And the barracks position for a couple of months - is not humane? Oh yes, this is not the USSR for you.
  9. Andrei Nikolaevich 17 March 2020 14: 43 New
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    Nothing to do. Rip up! And they will forget about viruses ...
  10. Horon 17 March 2020 14: 44 New
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    involving IT specialists, who will not only set up telemetry control of reactors, but will also achieve 100% protection of the channels of interaction between NPP employees.

    Hackers of all countries unite! This civilization will not be killed by viruses and wars, but by faith in "digital technologies"!
  11. Amateur 17 March 2020 14: 45 New
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    Is it necessary to put the NPP into conservation mode?

    Be sure to can! From tomorrow. Ignalina NPP was canned for 8 years. Just in time for the end of the conservation, some sort of byak will come up. what
  12. Artavazdych 17 March 2020 14: 50 New
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    In France, perhaps, measures are provided for with a sharp reduction in the number of personnel. And we have already experienced a sharp reduction under the guise of optimization. There’s nowhere to optimize further. Until 2016, I had equal working days and days off taking into account the holidays - 180/180. Now 230/130 - this is in a regular situation. But there is a nuance - in this mode there was a massive outflow of personnel. But the main thing is that those who remained became ill much more often, we work on a rolling schedule. It turns out something about 260/100. We are waiting for the cherry on the cake.
    1. Artavazdych 17 March 2020 15: 00 New
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      This is with a shift schedule, I note.
      1. asv363 17 March 2020 17: 10 New
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        In France, already rushed to the fullest:

        The number of personnel at units No. 1/2 of Flamanviile NPPs stopped at the PPR will be temporarily reduced from 800 to 100
        http://www.atominfo.ru/newsz01/a0219.htm

        100 employees during the PPR will not replace 800 in any way.
  13. vladcub 17 March 2020 15: 02 New
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    The atomic reaction is an unpredictable thing, which means that control needs constant. Aggregation of people is bad, but without people it is also bad.
    By God, progress is a good and necessary thing, but without it it’s somehow calmer. Neanderthals were happy: they filled up the mammoth and gobble up, and if there is no mammoth, we will crack the roots or catch the birds. This is now progress, sooner or later prove the nature, and then ....
    1. Polymer 17 March 2020 18: 13 New
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      Quote: vladcub
      Neanderthals were happy

      Only they became extinct, so the example is extremely unsuccessful. And their life expectancy was very short, therefore, if they had happiness, they did not enjoy it for long.
  14. Gennady Fomkin 17 March 2020 15: 18 New
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    European automakers suspend production amid the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

    The French car manufacturer PSA Group, which manufactures cars under the brands Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Vauxhall and Opel, announced the closure of all enterprises in Europe until March 27. Everything is classic: only krazhavirus can save us from revision laughing
    1. orionvitt 17 March 2020 19: 42 New
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      Quote: Gennady Fomkin
      European automakers suspend production

      This is what it turns out, citizens. So hundreds of thousands of car owners will not change cars on time? So they will ride on the old? This is the end of the world.
  15. Archivist Vasya 17 March 2020 18: 06 New
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    A suit of radio / chemical protection - both from a virus and from radiation! Very much in the subject of nuclear power plants. In it, of course, the steam room is hellish, but what to do ... + and at the same time you can lose weight))
  16. Gennady Fomkin 17 March 2020 20: 39 New
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    Instead of the word "coronavirus", the following expression should be used: "The noble attempt of a new progressive ruling class - the class of nomenclature feudal lords to get out of the global economic crisis without World War III." Maybe you shouldn’t take away Greta’s childhood laughing
    1. Crimean partisan 1974 17 March 2020 20: 58 New
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      Maybe it wasn’t worth taking away Greta’s childhood .... yes, the Grettino’s childhood stolen will be expensive for everyone. maybe it would be worth putting her on some Dutch board and sending her through galaxy to galalampur?
    2. sharp-lad 17 March 2020 21: 01 New
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      Maybe you shouldn’t take away Greta’s childhood
      Yes, it was necessary to send her to the Congo to extract cobalt for the green energy she loved so much. For one and her childhood would remain with her. hi