Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
  Energy News  




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



CIVIL NUCLEAR
Slovenian nuclear plant restarts after shutdown
by Staff Writers
Ljubljana (AFP) Feb 17, 2017


A 35-year-old nuclear plant in Slovenia was restarted Friday after it automatically shut down because of a water supply problem, its operator said.

"The unexpected malfunction was fixed... After thorough testing, the power plant was restarted and reconnected to the system," the Krsko nuclear plant said in a statement.

The facility in Krsko, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) east of the capital Ljubljana, shut down on Thursday because of anomalies in a valve regulating the water supply system.

There was no radiation danger during the incident, which came three months after a shutdown for regular maintenance work.

The 700-megawatt Westinghouse reactor was built in the former Yugoslavia and went into service in 1983.

It has been jointly run with neighbouring Croatia since the breakup of Yugoslavia.

The station was originally due to be switched off in 2023, but two years ago Ljubljana and Zagreb decided to extend its lifetime by another 20 years.

A decade ago, a cooling water leak at the plant triggered a Europe-wide alert procedure, the first since the Chernobyl catastrophe in 1986.

Several NGOs, including Greenpeace, have demanded the dismantling of the station close to Zagreb, because of its age and also because of earthquake risks in the region.

Krsko covers around 20 percent of Slovenia's electricity needs and 15 percent of those in Croatia.


Comment on this article using your Disqus, Facebook, Google or Twitter login.


Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once


credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly


paypal only

.


Related Links
Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Science, Nuclear Technology
Powering The World in the 21st Century at Energy-Daily.com






Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Previous Report
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Slovenian nuclear plant shuts down after water problem
Ljubljana (AFP) Feb 16, 2017
A 35-year old nuclear plant in Slovenia automatically shut down because of a water supply problem, its operator said Thursday, ruling out any radiation danger. "The shutdown procedure was triggered because of anomalies in a valve regulating the water supply system," the Krsko nuclear plant said in a statement. The incident comes three months after a shutdown for regular maintenance work. ... read more


CIVIL NUCLEAR
Alberta backing bioenergy programs

A better way to farm algae

DuPont Industrial Biosciences to develop new high-efficiency biogas enzyme method

Cathay Pacific to cut emissions with switch to biofuel

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Dream of energy-collecting windows is one step closer to reality

Trina Solar modules eligible for calls for tenders in France

Accelerated chlorophyll reaction in microdroplets to reveal secret of photosynthesis

First Solar Awarded 140Mw Module Supply Contract For Australia'S Largest Solar Project

CIVIL NUCLEAR
US grid can handle more offshore wind power

Michigan meets renewable energy targets

British grid drawing power from new offshore wind farm

Prysmian UK to supply land cable connections for East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm

CIVIL NUCLEAR
New Zealand lauded for renewables, but challenges remain

EU parliament backs draft carbon trading reforms

Taiwan lantern makers go green for festival of lights

Republican ex-top diplomats propose a carbon tax

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Stabilizing energy storage

Looking for the next leap in rechargeable batteries

Tiny nanoclusters could solve big problems for lithium-ion batteries

New hydronium-ion battery presents opportunity for more sustainable energy storage

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Polluted Indian lake catches fire

Trump's pick to head environment agency confirmed

London to tax old cars to combat air pollution

Environmental lawyer murdered in Philippines: police

CIVIL NUCLEAR
US-led coalition expects to stay in Iraq after Mosul

Oilfield services company Wood Group sees rough road

Libya signs deal with Russia's Rosneft

OPEC talk sends oil prices sharply higher

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Scientists say Mars valley was flooded with water not long ago

Opportunity passes 44 kilometers of surface travel after 13 years

Scientists shortlist three landing sites for Mars 2020

ISRO saves its Mars mission spacecraft from eclipse




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News






The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement