- China said there had been no leak at the Taishan nuclear power station, and it had not raised the allowed radiation levels near the plant, responding to a CNN report earlier this week.
- An increase in radiation levels was detected in the primary circuit at Taishan's Unit 1 reactor, but it was within the parameters for safe operations, the ministry said.
- The increase was caused by damage to the cladding of a small number of fuel rods, which is normal during the production, transportation, and loading of fuel, the ministry said on its Wechat social media account.
- The ministry said it would closely monitor radioactivity levels at the reactor and maintain communications with the International Atomic Energy Agency and France's nuclear safety watchdog.
- Framatome, the French company that designed the reactors, said it was assessing the situation at the Taishan plant, which it said was operating within the safety parameters according to data available.
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