Germany, July 9th 2009:
Vattenfall – swedish atomic reactor operator – also active in Germany, is in the headlines again. Again because of bad information policy and again because of an atomic scandal. The 2nd atomic scandal in one week, in one Vattenfall atomic power plant.
On July 6th 2009 there was the fire in a general transformator – which caused the reactor to shut down. After he was online again, after 2 years, because of this:
Then, on July 9th 2009 Vattenfall recognized damaged fuel rods in the reactor itself. All 80.000 fuel rods will be inspected – as Vattenfall said. The scandal reactor is “Krümmel” view MAP
Here is Vattenfall’s press information
According to the German newsmag BILD 72 % of all Germans want old atomic power plants to be shut down. Even 68% of all members of both Government parties CDU and CSU want old atomic power plant to be shut down.
Germany’s environment minister Sigmar Gabriel said during his stay at Chernobyl on July 10th 2009, that he also wants to take old reactors offline.
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