Slovenia Shuts Down N-Plant over Cooling System Leak

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Slovenia Shuts Down N-Plant over Cooling System Leak: Slovenia Shuts Down N-Plant over Cooling System Leak Leakage in the cooling system of Slovenia's only nuclear power plant Krsko forced it to be shut down. Photo by nek.si

Leakage in the cooling system of Slovenia's only nuclear power plant Krsko forced it to be shut down.

The European Commission said it had been informed by Slovene authorities about a problem at the power plant in the southwest of the country on Wednesday.

"There is no danger for the people or the environment," said Maja Kocijancic, spokeswoman for the EU's Slovenian presidency.

"At the moment of issuing this press release, the power of the reactor was at 22 per cent and the safe shutdown is still in progress," a statement from the EC read.

The information over the incident at the plant was immediately passed on to all 27 EU countries and an emergency team at the EU energy directorate was placed on alert.

The Krsko nuclear power plant is jointly owned by Slovenia and neighbouring Croatia and was built by American-Japanese company Westinghouse in 1983.

In 2006 Slovenia announced it planned to build a second nuclear reactor at Krsko by 2017.
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