Slovenia nuclear plant shut down

Move follows loss of coolant in cooling system of country's only nuclear power station.

    No discharge into the environment has
    been immediately detected [AFP]

    A statement from the commission said: "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."

    It said the alert from Slovenia had come at 17:38 local time (1538 GMT).

    The information was immediately passed on to all 27 EU countries and an emergency team at the EU's energy directorate has been placed on alert.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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