┬áThe Chinese plant operator said it had shut down one reactor after “lengthy” talks with technical staff A Chinese nuclear plant has shut down one of its reactors for maintenance after minor damage to fuel rods. The plant operator said in a statement it had shut Unit 1 at the Taishan nuclear plant in Guangdong province after “lengthy” talks with technicians. Taishan is the first site in the world to have this kind of reactor. The type of reactor – known as EPR – is also set to be built in other countries, including Finland, France and at Hinkley Point C in the UK. The latest move comes a month after the Chinese government acknowledged damage to fuel rods at the Taishan unit, but said it was a “common” problem, with no need for concern. China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) said in a statement on Friday […]