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Slovenia nuclear plant shut down after water leak

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posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 03:59 PM
reply to post by Symer

In that case I apologies.

I'm a pragmatist, maybe more than I'm a CT, and when I sees such a title I think Chernoboul. I guess I'm not the only one who thinks like that.

No reason for unnessecary alarm. Yes, it is food for thought, but let's be mindful and calm.

Anyway the original title remains in the OP.

posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 04:25 PM

Originally posted by Symer
reply to post by Vanitas

It would admittedly be helpful if news sources posted reliability stats on their front page. Or "Do not take our news seriously"-warning signs.

Regardless, Die Presse is reporting the same thing. Are they also not to be trusted?

Being intimately familiar with the way media operate - and especially with certain European media - I am going to say quite frankly: no, certain newspapers (not only in Austria, obviously!) are NOT to be trusted.

There is no story.
(I suppose Obama's victory is not enough of a news item for papers like Die Krone, Il Piccolo, The Sun etc., so they have to find something else - a bone that would offer longer gnawing in these desert summer days...

Anyway, see it for yourself - the alarm, the alert - on the EU official website.
If you can find it, that is. :-)


[edit on 4-6-2008 by Vanitas]

posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 05:05 PM
Leak was found and plant was stopped. Error was on pipes near main valve. In few days should be back online.

posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 02:13 AM
reply to post by khunmoon

Isn't your original self authored thread title a bit alarmist seeking?

I DID NOT CHANGE THE TITLE OF THE ARTICLE!!!! I ALWAYS USE CONTROL C (Copy)AND CONTROL V(Paste).. THE SFGATE CHANGED THE HEADLINE LATER... They do that all the time... I got the first version about 3 minutes after it was originally posted.. now read what time I put this on Above Top Secret and what the link now says.. they did not know all that when I posted it!! So get your facts straight before you call me an alarmist please

posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 06:09 AM
reply to post by Vanitas
If you're still talking about Slovenia initially reporting the incident as an exercise to Austria: other news agencies (other than ones from Austria) have picked it up as well. AFP (you're not telling me even AFP makes up such stories are you?) for instance states:

Austrian Environment Minister Josef Proll, however, said later that Slovenia had not alerted his officials to the leak, instead indicating that a safety "exercise" was being undertaken.

"That places a serious question mark over our confidence in the Slovenian alarm system," he said.

Proll has a legitimate point here.

If you're talking about the incident in general being less worthy of reporting on than Obama's victory: I disagree. If an EU-wide radiation alert is issued, I want to know about it. If a neighboring country experiences difficulties in a nuclear reactor, I'd want to know about it. If there is a glitch (intentional or not) in their early warning system causing them to label it as an exercise, I'd want to know about it.

Obama's 'victory' is of no direct consequence to Europeans, public activation of the ECURIE system potentially is. Not reporting on it based on a hunch that it'll probably be nothing is something I hope the media will never do.

posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 12:20 PM
They actually sent a fax/email to austria (every country has to report every problem with nuclear power station to closest countrys) on a form that they use for reporting "exercize" and few minutes later when austrians called them they apologized for the mistake and told that this is not an exesize. They will start with repairing work on friday , till wednesday it will be online. The accident wasn't dangerous at all ..... it was rated with lowest possible risk
.... but it became a story because of an accident with reporting (which lasted about 5 mins)
it was nothing special ...

[edit on 5-6-2008 by baburak]

posted on Jun, 6 2008 @ 04:57 AM
First of all, I am from Slovenia, and our nuclear power plant Krsko is not a part of former Easter block technology, as some would like to picture it. Former republic of Yugoslavia was more or less independant country and was not a fan of Eastern or Western block. In any case, Krsko nuclear power plant is not of russian technology, but has a Westinghouse pressurized water reactor - which means it is safer.

Anyway, cases like this happen in nuclear power plants around the world almost all the time - the ony problem here was, that the system of informing has become the system of panic. And I must admit, that this system is also old; because there are still paper forms to be filled out and sent via fax machine to Austria. In the age of computer techology and internet, this is still the way that important information about nuclear power plants in exchanged? Pathetic.

posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 09:26 AM
LOL, I remember this...and actually it was quite funny.

First of all - almighty George W Bush was visiting our country then and suddenly the nuclear power plant just shuts down for the time of his visit.
Just put 2 and 2 together....

Nothing happened but still there was this total panic across the whole EU.

But the "funniest" thing is that at that time there were like at least 5 leaks from one or two nuclear plants in France (near the Germany boarder) and in this case no one was concerned at all.
Because, oh, as the media reported, in this case it was just a normal thing, something that happens every day....yes "something just a bit radioactive" spilled into the rivers ....but do not panic, all is under control.
Go figure........

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