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European Union headquarters issued an alert Wednesday to all its member nations after an incident at a nuclear power plant in Slovenia.
The EU's executive body said it was informed by Slovene authorities about a problem with the Krsko nuclear plant's primary cooling system. The plant was implementing a safe shutdown procedure and no discharge into the environment had been immediately detected, the executive body said.
The European Commission says there has been no discharge into the environment. No explosion was reported either.
A nuclear incident during the opening week of the European Football Championship, which is held in Switzerland and Austria (which shares a border with Slovenia) seems very coincidental. All major cities in both host countries are packed with 100.000's of football fans from all over Europe.
Very bad timing.
European Commission on a Wednesday in communication tudtatta, that Krsko working on Slovenia's noon West part atomic plant cooling water system local time according at 17.38 a breakdown happened. The safety equipment of the power station consisting in the neighbourhood of the Slovene-Croatian border was activated promptly, putting the reactor down currently lasts. Slovenia's authorities informed European Commission about the breakdown in ECURIE information system framework, that passed the news on to the member states.)
Originally posted by Symer
Austrian news is reporting Slovenia initially tried to pass the incident off as an exercise. They demand an explanation as to why Slovenia chose not to warn them even though the Europe-wide early warning system had already been initiated.
Link (for those who read German)
Reuters is reporting everything is under control and repairs will begin after the plant has finished cooling down.
Originally posted by relu84
There were rumours over here in Poland in the morning about some nuclear incident in Europe. It's now 22:03 (10:03PM) here and only now I'm finding news about it on websites and TV. The supposed incident in Slovenia occured at 17:38... where did the morning rumours come from, then?