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More then thirty years of debate, and the controversy remains as polarised as ever. This website (to be fair - whose maintainer is anti-nuclear) collects news about nuclear power in Europe, sorted by nuclear power plant, type of power plant, country etc.
By presenting different (media) angles on current nuclear issues, we hope to be able to cut out some spin, either pro or against, and to allow the reader to make up his or her own mind about today's pro's and con's of nuclear power.
In the menu on the right you can select your country, the nuclear power plant in your neighbourhood, or your favourite company and read latest (most English) news about it.
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One pipe of the feedwater system of Loviisa 1 broke. The ruptured tube was situated in the turbine hall of the unit. Water and steam flew into the turbine hall. The operation of the Unit was stopped by a manual reactor scram immediately after trip of all feedwater pumps. Both auxiliary feedwater pumps started as planned and the transient in the steam generator level was small. The leak was isolated in about twenty minutes. The local damages to nearby cables and smaller pipelines were significant but no important functions were lost besides the main feedwater system.
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During annual plant inspection which had been started in April of this year, the reactor was automatically shutdown due to signal "SG water level abnormally low". This event occurred during preparation of power generation following the reactor restart.
Swiss voters in the region of the dismantled Lucens reactor have passed a proposal to return the site to civilian use. Lucens, Switzerland's first nuclear plant, was permanently shut down only one month after it began operation, after a partial fuel meltdown in 1969. The unit was an 8.5-MWe gas-cooled heavy-water reactor.
Residents of the canton (state) of Vaud approved a proposal for the final phase of decommissioning, ending the legal obligations to monitor the site.