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EDF examines gas buildup at Chinese nuclear plant

French energy group cites potential issues with fuel rods and seals

A rendering of the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant is displayed on a viewing platform overlooking the site in 2013.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE/PARIS (Reuters) -- French power group EDF has begun examination of a potential issue linked to a build-up of inert gases at its nuclear power station in China, though the company and its Chinese partner said the plant was operating safely.

CNN reported on Monday that the U.S. government had spent the past week assessing a report of a leak at the Taishan power plant in Guangdong province run by a joint venture between EDF and China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN).

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