On May 16, 2018, the operation for physics experiments of the IBR-2 nuclear research facility was stopped because of a malfunction of technological equipment of the 2nd loop of the sodium cooling system. During the event, the established IBR-2 safe operating limits were not exceeded, and there are no negative consequences for the staff and the environment.
For the period of carrying out the restoration repair work, the IBR-2 reactor is switched to a temporary shutdown mode. The operation of the IBR-2 nuclear facility at a power of 2 MW is planned to be resumed before the end of 2018.

FLNP Chief Engineer