One of Switzerland’s oldest nuclear power stations has been shut down for several hours as a result of a reading error.This content was published on February 8, 2012 - 21:03
The operators of the Mühleberg plant outside the capital Bern said the incident occurred during a regular inspection.
No radioactivity was leaked according to BKW/FMB Energy.
The federal nuclear inspectorate said the incident posed no threat for the local residents. It gave the green light for the plant to resume production.
Emergency shut-downs at Switzerland’s five nuclear power plants are no rare occurrence.
Anti-nuclear protestors are calling for the Mühleberg plant to be taken off the grid over safety concerns.
Parliament last year decided to gradually decommission all power plants by 2034.
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