Shutdowns rose at Ignalina last year

  • 1999-02-25
  • Daniel Silva
VISAGINAS - The number of temporary shutdowns at the Ignalina nuclear power plant doubled last year compared to 1997, according to an end of year report put out by the plant's Information Center. In 1997, there were two emergency shutdowns of the Soviet-era reactors. But last year officials were forced to close the reactors on four separate occasions."That is quite a high number of shutdowns, it is much more than the average when you compare it with the situation in Sweden," said Thomas Nilsen, a nuclear researcher who focuses on Russian-made reactors for the Norway based Bellona Foundation...
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