[ RadSafe ] Slovenia sparks EU nuclear alert
fred-dawson at blueyonder.co.uk
Wed Jun 4 16:02:31 CDT 2008
BBC reports Slovenia sparks EU nuclear alert
A leak of coolant prompted Slovenia to completely shut
down the reactor at its only nuclear power plant.
The European Commission said parts were still cooling after the shutdown,
but the situation was under control.
It said there appears to have been no discharge into the environment at the
Krsko plant, which supplies energy to Slovenia and Croatia.
The Commission alerted all 27 EU member states under its Ecurie early
warning system for nuclear emergencies.
Slovenia's nuclear safety chief Andrej Stritar said there was a water leak
from the primary circuit inside the containment area.
He said operators had shut down the plant safely.
"Situation is under control," he said in a statement. "The plant is in
stable condition. There is no off-site impact and there is no need for
off-site protective measures. "
The Krsko plant has a US-made pressurised water reactor.
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